SHARE, the Scottish Health Research Register and Biobank, is an NHS Research Scotland initiative. It has been created to establish a register of people, aged 11 and over, interested in participating in health research.
They need healthy people and people with health conditions to join SHARE. When you join the SHARE Register, the SHARE Team may send you information from time to time about research studies that might be of interest to you. This might involve taking part in surveys online, sharing your views on your healthcare or taking part in a study researching a new medication for an illness you may have.
SHARE would also like to ask for permission to keep any leftover blood (sample) from tests that you may have during your healthcare (like blood tests at your GP – no need for a separate visit to the GP). This sample can be used to help genetic research which looks to understand what causes different illnesses.
How do I sign up?
You can register:
· Online: www.registerforshare.org
· Phone: 01382 383 471
· Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signing up to SHARE does not mean that you have to take part in any research studies. You can decide when you find out more about a study.