The Scottish Health Research Register and Biobank

Dear Community Council Member,

The need for health research is essential so new treatments can be developed for conditions such as asthma, cancer, dementia, heart failure and mental health issues. We would like to improve the prevention and treatment of disease, which is why we are asking for your help – please sign up to SHARE.

SHARE – The Scottish Health Research Register and Biobank, is a register of people aged 11 years and over, who are interested in helping health research and being contacted by SHARE if a health project relevant to you becomes available.

Health research can be anything from filling in a survey about your diet, to researching a new medication for an illness you may have. We need healthy people and those with medical conditions to join. SHARE also seeks your permission to keep any leftover blood following routine clinical tests (e.g. if you have given a blood test at your GP). This leftover sample is anonymised and can be used to help genetic research.

I would like to ask if you might be willing to help promote SHARE with your colleagues, friends and family by sharing this email. I would also like to ask if you would consider displaying our poster on your notice board at work or in your community hall; if so, please get in touch and we can arrange delivery.

Please sign up to SHARE today at www.registerforshare.org or scan the QR code below. If you prefer to speak with someone, please contact us on tel: 01382 383471.

There is no obligation for anyone who registers to take part in any projects. Signing up to SHARE allows us to keep you informed of what research is available in Scotland.

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 and please pass this information on to friends and family (anyone over age 11 can join).

With thanks and kind regards,

Sarah Ritchie

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 | SRitchie001@dundee.ac.uk

The University of Dundee is a registered Scottish Charity, No: SC015096