Who can participate?

Anybody who is an adult (at least 18 years) and is either a Qatari national or long-term resident (lived in Qatar for at least 15 years) can contribute to Qatar Biobank as by offering around 3 hours of their time to give samples of urine, saliva and blood (about 60millilitres, or around the same volume as a “pocket sized” hand sanitizer gel), and having a series of measurements, such as height, weight, grip strength, blood pressure, body composition, heart and lung function.

Finally, participants will be asked to complete a questionnaire and provide some overall feedback on their experience at the Qatar Biobank center.

To become a contributor to Qatar’s healthier future, please call 4454 1177 or email takepart@qatarbiobank.org.qa.



You are being invited to take part in Qatar Biobank, Qatar’s long-term medical health initiative for Qatar’s population. To help you decide whether to contribute, here is some information on Qatar Biobank and what taking part involves.


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Qatar Biobank will make it possible for scientists to conduct research to address some of the greatest health challenges facing Qatar and the region, including cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and cancer.


Qatar Foundation Ministry of Public Health
Hamad Medical Corporation


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