"We are committed to create a healthy nation through research"
The Medical Research Center (MRC) at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is one of Qatar’s leading institutions supporting research and facilitating the generation of new knowledge to create the evidence which can be applied to every day medical practice. The MRC was formed in 1998 with the explicit goal of promoting good quality research. From its humble origins, it has grown into a world class facility supporting research, whose roots are in Qatar, but whose branches reach out to research and educational institutions across the globe.
The MRC office is the administrative support office for the Corporation’s Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) and the funding channel to assure the integrity of the research effort. The IRB is responsible for the review of all research activities that involve human subjects in accordance with Supreme Council of Health regulations.
The MRC's mission is to support Qatar’s research community in conducting innovative and ethical research by providing guidance, education and oversight for the protection of human subjects. Research is important in creating the evidence base that can be used to drive forward changes in clinical practice to improve the outcomes for our patients. It also enables us to understand the causes and mechanisms of disease and support the development of new treatments and therapies. The MRC has been a pioneer in research in Qatar, accelerating the translation of basic research discoveries into novel diagnostics and treatments that have a tangible impact on people’s lives.
The MRC works with investigators to modify projects to ensure adequate protection for its subjects' rights and welfare. We are making great progress at HMC in the development of research, and the MRC is at the forefront of this progress. HMC is seeking, as an organization, to evolve into a thriving academic health system that links together health, education and research. The MRC has a legacy, culture and environment that enable the unfettered conduct of some of the world’s most high-impact, cutting-edge research. Research will play a pivotal role in our academic health vision. The leadership at the MRC believes that lasting change can only occur through needs assessment and participatory research conducted with a commitment and a passion, and with the quest to continually work for the betterment of the world we live in.