In 2016/2017, Qatar Genome assembled the QGP Research Consortium (QGP-RC), which was divided into 10 main studies working on fundamental genetic analyses that were never addressed at this scale in an Arab population using whole genome data. The consortium included over 150 members of local researchers and their international collaborators.

The QGP-RC published several key publications in high impact journals providing foundational results that would fill a much-awaited literature gap on the genomics of Qatari and Arab populations.