The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the national enrollment date for its All of Us Research Program, a groundbreaking scientific effort to gather data from one million individuals living in the United States. This program will accelerate research by producing new knowledge with the goal of developing personalized and highly effective health care to treat diseases. In preparation for its national launch, the program enrolled 25,000 participants as part of its year-long beta testing phase. Enrollment will be open to people ages 18 and older, regardless of health status, with plans for future phases of the program to include children.
The program’s open enrollment will kick off on Sunday, May 6, 2018 in coordination with an online event and community events in the following cities across the US and continue to enroll volunteers:
Kansas City, Missouri
New York City, New York
The All of Us Research Program aims to create a diverse resource by oversampling communities that have been underrepresented in research in the past. The American Society of Nephrology believes health providers should support this historic program by encouraging people with kidney diseases to participate. More information, including how the All of Us Research Program launch and how to enroll can be found here.