Dr. Khalid Al-Rassadi
khalid77@squ.edu.om

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Medical Research Center (MRC) webpage. The proposal for the establishment of the MRC at SQU was initiated by the College of Medicine and Health Sciences (COMHS), and was approved by the University in December 2017. The primary aim of the center is to conduct, coordinate and facilitate high-quality research on themes that are highly relevant to Oman and Omani health issues, with a focus on translational research linking basic biomedical research to clinical practice. The MRC will serve the needs of diversified groups of researchers from the College of Medicine and Health Sciences (COMHS), College of Nursing (CON) and Sultan Qaboos University Hospital (SQUH), other SQU colleges and research centers, and other relevant institutions in Oman. The MRC aims to improve and expand medical and biomedical research at SQU both in quality and quantity, support the development of steady and advanced collaborative research, and contribute to the expansion in postgraduate studies. Thus the MRC will nurture a strong collaborative and productive research output and promote health research culture in the country. The center will also encourage and be involved in international multicenter clinical trials. Its activities and functions will be driven by the SQU Strategic Plan of “engaging in internationally-recognized research that significantly contributes to the sultanate’s socio-economic development through the generation of knowledge and innovation.”