Hamda Al-Mutawa holds the position of Research Quality Assurance Manager at QBRI since April 2014. This position is aimed to oversee the institutional Compliance Programs related to safety, Quality and facilities. The Compliance Management program ensures that the institute management and employees are in compliance with the rules and regulations of national & international regulatory agencies (SCH, MOE, GLP, GMP, HIPAA, OSHA), that institutional policies and procedures are being followed, and that performance in the institute meets the organization’s Standards of Conduct.
Hamda’s position also involves developing, implementing, and maintaining organization-wide total quality management and quality assurance (TQM/QA) programs. She provides TQM/QA assistance to senior management, principal investigators, and laboratory managers and serves as the QBRI representative on quality & safety matters. Ms. Al-Mutawa is also responsible for assisting the institute obtaining international recognition, maintaining CAP (College of American Pathologists) accreditation and ISO Quality Management Systems, ensuring that policies and procedures are developed and are closely followed to achieve sustainable highest standards of performance, while maintaining health and safety measures and disaster preparedness through her role as IBO (Institutional Biosafety Officer) conducting safety audits and enhancement of safety awareness culture.
Ms. Al-Mutawa acts as an advisor to the QBRI management & scientists through monitoring and reporting results of the compliance/ethics efforts of the institute, and to develops, initiates, maintains and revises policies and procedures for the general operation of the compliance program and its related activities to prevent illegal, unethical or improper conducts. The Compliance Management Office is representing the institute in Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) to implement all necessary safety measures to ensure achievement of the objectives of an effective safety compliance programs for research and laboratories
Ms. Al-Mutawa received her B.Sc. degree in Biomedical Science Program from Qatar University. Prior to her current position, she was Quality Manager in Shafallah Medical Genetics Center for 4 years and she was engaged in research and laboratory management for molecular and genetics applications. Her certification as ISO 17025, & ISO 15089 Lead Auditor and Certified ASQ Six Sigma- green belt that helped her promoting continuous process improvement (CPI) methodologies, as well as implementation of effective corrective actions and problem solving solutions using Root Cause Analysis tools.