The Research Branch of Sidra Medical and Research Center serves as a hub for biomedical research in Qatar. Its aim is to advance the understanding of epidemiology and mechanisms of diseases, develop preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic tools, and improve the health outcomes of the women and children of Qatar.
The Research Branch is proud to launch its Five-Year Strategic Plan from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2020, which outlines high-level concepts and the scope of research by prioritizing investigations and addressing biomedical problems that are of national relevance and also have a global impact. As part of this strategy, the research team will prioritize translational research programs that link to diseases relevant to Qatar and the region.
A key initiative of the Research Division at Sidra is to provide first class research training to the next generation of Qatari scientists. They will also facilitate the process of clinical testing and discovery by adopting advanced technologies.
The Branch aims to develop world leading science and research programs that will align with Qatar’s national research strategy and also help address other public health issues.
The focus of the Research Branch is to support clinicians to practice personalized healthcare in all facets of healthcare delivery within Sidra. Most of the research in the Research Branch will underpin the concept of personalized medicine.
The Research Branch houses several investigators to cover basic, translational, clinical trials and informatics research. The Branch comprises two research floors totaling 10,000M2 and 9 smaller “satellite laboratories” throughout the hospital.
It houses basic laboratories as well as state of the art core facilities, e.g. genomics, medicinal chemistry and imaging.