Touted as the first-of-its-kind in the Middle East region, the Qatari Birth Cohort (QBiC) study is currently being conducted by Qatar Biobank, which is part of Qatar Foundation Research, Development, and Innovation.
The QBiC study is now in its pilot phase and has recruited 216 pregnant women and 76 fathers-to-be. The study aims to recruit 3,000 families – mothers, fathers, and children – and follow the journey of the child until they are five years old.
One of the main strengths of the study will be a large number of participants. The data collected from this large study sample will allow for research on multiple outcomes.
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