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What You Would Need to Do

Participants are central to the All of Us Research Program. We want you to understand each step along the way.

All participants will answer questions about their lifestyle, environment, and health history. Some may also be asked to share their electronic health records. Some may be asked to give blood and urine samples.

Here are some things you can expect to do while taking part:

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Learn

Learn as much as you can about the program. You can do this through this website or talking to an All of Us representative. You can visit one of our enrollment centers across the U.S.

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Discuss

Talk with your family, friends, or health care provider about your interest in joining. You can share the All of Us Fact Sheet with them to get the conversation started.

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Enroll & Consent

If you decide to join the All of Us Research Program, you'll need to enroll and give your consent. You can do this online or at one of our partner centers.

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Answer Questions

Once you've enrolled and given your consent, you will be asked to answer health-related questions. Your answers will help build the All of Us database. Researchers can access this database to conduct their studies.

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Physical Measurements

Some participants may be asked to have their physical measurements taken (height, weight, blood pressure, etc.).

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Give Biosamples

Some participants may also be asked to give blood and urine samples (pee in a cup). Blood and urine samples are called “biosamples.” These samples will be sent securely to our biobank for storage and later analysis. Any findings will be shared with you if you choose.

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Updates

We will ask you to update your health and lifestyle information from time to time. We hope you'll be part of the All of Us Research Program for many years. It’s up to you to decide how long to take part.

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New Research Projects

Throughout the program, approved researchers may conduct clinical trials as well as other types of research projects. These trials may study certain health problems or medications. If eligible, you may be invited to take part.

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Ongoing Engagement

You will always have access to the data you give to the program. This may be interesting to you and help you learn about your health. We will tell you about the research studies that use All of Us Research Program data.