What is the All of Us Research Program?

The All of Us Research Program is a large research program. The goal is to help researchers understand more about why people get sick or stay healthy. We hope that more than one million people will join the All of Us Research Program.

People who join will share information about their health, habits, and what it’s like where they live. By looking for patterns in this information, researchers may learn more about what affects people’s health.

The All of Us Research Program will last for 10 years or more. This will allow researchers to study health over time. If you decide to join the All of Us Research Program, you will be contributing to an effort to improve the health of generations to come. You also may learn about your own health.

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What is UC San Diego's role in the All of Us Research Program?


San Diegans and residents of El Centro, the University of California San Diego is a proud partner of the All of Us Research Program, and is a member of the All of Us California Precision Medicine Consortium. We are working with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), calling people like you to lead the way toward better health.

Why should you join?

It’s simple. You’ll contribute to research that may improve health for generations to come. There’s no one exactly like you. Your unique health data may help researchers.


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1. Taking part is free, and won’t cost you anything more than a little bit of your time.

2. All eligible adults in the United States can join. You can be involved in the program as much or as little as you like.

3. If you join, you will complete surveys, Consent to Get DNA Results, safely share your medical records, and you may be asked to give a blood, urine, or saliva sample.

4. The program will last for at least 10 years; we hope you stay in it that long. You can choose to stop taking part at any time. If you do, your access to health care or treatment will not be affected.

5. The program is getting information from different people across the country. This will help researchers learn new things to make discoveries.

6. We use the latest technology to help keep your data private and safe.

What kind of information will I give?

You will be asked to:

  • Take online surveys
  • Complete the consent to get DNA results
  • Share your electronic health record (EHR)

You may be asked to: 

  • Give blood and urine samples
  • Have your physical measurements taken

If you choose to provide us with personally identifiable information, that is, information that is personal in nature and which may be used to identify you, through an e-mail message, request for information, paper or electronic form, questionnaire, customer satisfaction survey, epidemiology research study, etc., we will maintain the information you provide only as long as needed to respond to your question or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication. If we store your personal information in a record system designed to retrieve information about you by personal identifier (name, personal email address, home mailing address, personal or mobile phone number, etc.), so that we may contact you, we will safeguard the information. For more details, please see the Precision Medicine Initiative Data Security Policy Principles and Framework and Privacy and Trust Principles