Posted on January 15, 2019

In their drive to further leverage Qatar’s developing digital research capabilities in the fields of culture and science, Qatar Leadership Centre (QLC) and Vodafone Qatar today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to bolster their cooperation in research and data collection through the use of Q-Survey.

As the world’s first bilingual online survey tool for the promotion of scientific research, www.QSurvey.com and its corresponding mobile app were launched in April 2018 under the patronage ofHer Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassabint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairperson of the QLC Board of Directors, as a free platform for efficient data storage and processing.

Commenting on the benefits of the joint initiative, Dr. Ali Jassim Al Kubaisi, Acting Managing Director at QLC, said: "QSurvey is a crucial building block for our country’s development towards international standards in digitalization and communication. We are proud to introduce QSurvey amongst our strong network of partnerships that reaches across Qatar’s main business domains.Vodafone Qatar– a leading telecommunications provider–in particular, is an indispensable partner in our common objective towards the advancement of the local knowledge-economy and therefore serves as a natural strategic ally.

“The launch of QSurvey comes as part of a significant national trend towards improved research and data analytics capabilities that aid the development of a strong scientific, research and legal framework for the digital market.It is in this environment that QLC aims to contribute to the culture of research and data collection through tangible, long-term services to market players.”

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The QSurvey platform provides private and public organizations with secure and flexible services to gather internal and external reporting information, while academic users gain the opportunity to engage in free, unlimited creative research to enrich their projects and decision-making processes. Further, researchers can rely on the tool’s secure data storage with native Arabic- and English-language support and survey options. Notably, QSurveyusers can analyze and export data onto a system of their choice, making it uniquely practical across a broad range of IT operation systems, such as Excel, PDF, and SPSS.

Khames Al Naimi, Chief Human Resources Officer, Vodafone Qatar said: “We are proud to partner with QLC to be the first entity that will actively use the locally developed and industry leading tool QSurvey. As a digital first company, we are always looking for innovative ways to integrate digital technologies into our operations to enhance both our employees’ working environment and our customers’ experience. We look forward to working with QLC on further research efforts that help realise Qatar National Vision 2030.”

QSurvey is a highly versatile survey tool that allows organizations to securely draw on data in order to engage with the relevant stakeholders, complement projects and decision-making processes with accurate statistics, package respondent information easily for presentations, as well as export data to licensed enterprise IT systems. Its body of target audiences are wide-ranging, as the media and marketing companies can use QSurvey for purposes of polling,analyzingdata, and delivering statistics on current events to the public. Governmental organizations may rely on its data services for an increasing number of e-government services, while scientific and healthcare organizations may utilize the digital space for enhanced collaboration and original data collection.Furthermore, researchers, faculty, and students within leading local academic institutions, regional and global institutions within the QLC network– may similarly benefit from the multi-service platform.

For more information on the Centre’s projects, activities and events, visit qlc.org.qa.

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