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.
UC San Diego Health is a partner with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on the All of Us Research Program. We're calling on one million or more people to lead the way toward better health.
What is Precision Medicine?
Precision medicine is health care that is based on you as an individual. It takes into account factors like where you live, what you do, and your family health history. Precision medicine’s goal is to be able to tell people the best ways to stay healthy.
What health information will I need to provide to join the All of Us Research Program?
If you decide to join All of Us, we will ask you to share different kinds of information. We will ask you basic information like your name and where you live. We will ask you questions about your health, family, home, and work. If you have an electronic health record, we may ask for access. We may ask you to go to a local clinic or drug store for a free appointment with us. At this appointment we would measure your weight, height, hips, and waist, as well as your blood pressure and heart rate. We might ask you to give samples, like blood or urine, at the appointment.
Why All of Us? Why Now?
“The more diverse representation we have, the better outcomes we can give back to the public.”
Participant Testimonial: Daniela
“Everyone is different — everyone is valuable.”
How the All of Us Research Program Protects My Information
Learn some of the ways we protect participant information—from data collection through research.
The Researcher Workbench’s Promise and Potential
"The All of Us Research Program will be the first step in generating new discoveries that will translate into patient care."
What is UC San Diego's role in the All of Us Research Program?
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 and help researchers understand more about why people get sick or stay healthy.
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.