SHARE – The Scottish Health Research Register and Biobank

We (ENCC) have received the following by email today, asking for volunteers to register with SHARE (see below):

Health research is very important so that we can prevent people from getting unwell and try to improve treatments if they do become ill. This is why we need to involve more people in research and we need your help to sign up the SHARE Register.

SHARE – The Scottish Health Research Register and Biobank – is a Register of people who are happy to be sent information about health research projects (studies).

You need to be aged 11 or over to sign up to SHARE.

We 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). 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:

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.

I would also like to ask if you might be willing to share this email with your Community Council members, your friends and family, or perhaps consider distributing our information postcard within your community. If you can help, please get in touch and we can arrange delivery to you.

SHARE is a great way for people to make a contribution to health research – which can improve the health of everybody in Scotland. Thank you very much for considering this request.

With thanks and kind regards,

Sarah Ritchie

SHARE Deputy Programme Manager
School of Medicine, University of Dundee
Level 5, Ninewells Hospital & Medical School, Dundee DD1 9SY
+44 (0)1382 383471 | |