On May 6, 2018, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) opened national enrollment for the All of Us Research Program. According to the NIH, the program is a momentous effort to advance individualized prevention, treatment and care for people of all backgrounds.
All of Us seeks to transform the relationship between researchers and participants, bringing them together as partners to guide the program’s directions, goals and responsible return of research information. Participants will be able to access their own health information, summary data about the entire participant community, and information about studies and findings that come from All of Us. Data from the program will be broadly accessible for research.
The goal is to enroll 1 million or more volunteers, and sample communities that have been underrepresented in research, thereby making the program the largest, most diverse resource of its kind.
Mayo Clinic is one of more than 100 organizations across the U.S. that is funded by the NIH to partner in the program. In 2016, Mayo Clinic was awarded $142 million in funding over five years by the NIH to serve as the nation’s biobank.
Read the Mayo Clinic news release.