Frequently Asked Questions
What is the All of Us Research Program?
The All of Us Research Program is asking one million people to come together to create the largest health database ever. Researchers can use this data to better understand disease. This may create a healthier future for generations to come.
Why should I join?
- Better tests to see if people are sick or are at risk of getting sick.
- Better mobile apps to encourage healthy habits.
- Better medicine or information about how much of a medicine is right for each person as an individual.
Also, you will be able to see your information, which might be interesting to you. You may also learn about your health. If you choose, you will be able to share your information with your doctor.
What do I need to do to join?
- Visit our webpage “How to Join” to contact us to receive your invitation code to register at the All of Us Research Program national website joinallofus.org and make an appointment to visit our participant center located at Northwestern Medicine Galter Pavilion, 201 East Huron Street, Suite 12-160, Chicago, IL 60611.
- Download the All of Us app – coming soon.
- Call the Support Center toll free at 1-844-842-2855.
Because All of Us is a research program, you will be asked to complete an informed consent process. This process tells more about what is involved, and the risks and benefits of joining.
How much of my time will be required to fully participate?
Can I talk to someone face-to-face about joining?
Is joining a one-time activity or ongoing?
What will the All of Us research program ask of me as a participant over time?
We may contact you to answer additional surveys from time to time. You can choose to answer the surveys or not. We may also contact you periodically to ensure that your contact information is up-to-date in our system.
Will I be paid?
Your information will be used by researchers to make discoveries. If any of their research leads to new tests, drugs, or other commercial products, you will not get any profits. These inventions will be the property of the researchers who develop them.
Is there parking for my scheduled visit?
Parking A: 222 E Huron St & Parking C/D: 321 E Ontario St – see attachment for more detail.
Remember, your personal information is kept confidential, and participation in research is always voluntary. This website is maintained by Northwestern Medicine.
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