NIH “All of Us” Research Program

UW-Madison and UW Health are key partners in a massive NIH research program to collect health data from 1 million or more individuals and contribute to the future of precision medicine, which is health care based on you as an individual. All of us have the unique opportunity, as individuals and collectively, to become part of this historic research program by volunteering as participants.

Participants in the program are asked to share their medical history, have their physical measurements taken, and to provide samples of blood and urine. Participants receive $25 cash with completed enrollment. The All of Us Research Program is committed to the safety of the information gathered from each participant. You can read more about the program’s privacy safeguards here.

This research has the potential to help us better understand who gets sick and why, and might help us understand how to prevent and treat disease. This is the largest and most ambitious health research program of its kind with the goal of collecting a data sample that is representative of the US population with an emphasis on communities that have been historically underrepresented in health research, including, among others, the African-American, Latinx, and LGBTQ communities. To date, more than 250,000 people have enrolled nationwide and 81% are from underrepresented populations. Preliminary sample data can be explored here.

The NIH selected respected, major research organizations, like UW-Madison, from across the nation, to partner in the program. Other partners in Wisconsin include the Medical College of Wisconsin, Marshfield Clinic, and Gundersen Health System.

Please consider participating in this important research.

This post was authored by Dean's Office on 02/11/2020.