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Welcome to the TiDE network website, a source of information and a forum for scientists, researchers, government officials, and people living in desert environments concerning the various toxins that may be found there. The TiDE network is funded by the Qatar National Research Foundation (QNRF) and is a collaboration between Weill-Cornell Medical College in Qatar and the Institute for Ethnomedicine in Jackson, WY, U.S.A. This website is being created as part of a research project studying bacterial toxins present in the desert environment of the State of Qatar. Furthermore, it is hoped that, as this project progresses, data and information concerning toxins in desert environments will be added from all parties interested in toxins in desert environments.