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What is share?

  • Improve future healthcare in Scotland
  • Research can lead to better treatments and cures for you and your family
  • Just sharing your details is enough to help
  • Option to participate in health trials if you want
  • It's easy to sign up or opt out

SHARE, the Scottish Health Research Register, is a NHS Research Scotland initiative created to establish a register of people, aged 11 and over, interested in participating in health research and who agree to allow SHARE to use the coded data in their various NHS computer records to check whether they might be suitable for health research studies. This access can be incredibly useful when it comes to developing new treatments and cures for a wide variety of health conditions.

Some participants have additionally agreed to allow any spare blood, left-over following routine clinical tests, to be used for anonymised health research. This is known as the SHARE Biobank.

When you join, you might be invited to take part in a health research study in the future but it would be up to you at the time to decide if you wanted to participate.

It only takes a minute to join the SHARE register and Biobank, but together we can make a real difference to Scotland's future health.

What's New?

  • SHARE Study RECEDE-CHF published...

    The RECEDE-CHF study investigated how a new class of anti-diabetes drugs appears to improve the outcome for patients with heart failure.   Read More

  • SHARE facilitates research to identify...

    SHARE samples have helped with research to identify distinct forms of type 2 diabetes in South Asians, a development with important implications for prognosis and management of the disease. Read More

  • SHARE Stroke Study Receives £100,000...

    SHARE Stroke Study, led by Dr Alex Doney, receives £100,000 funding from The Data Lab.  Read More

  • New Blood test for early detection...

    SHARE Director, Professor Frank Sullivan, leads the ECLS research study demonstrating a significant reduction in late stage diagnosis of lung cancer.  Read More

  • CovidLife Survey Results

    The first report on the CovidLife Survey has now been published - a huge thank you to all of the SHARE registrants who participated! Read More

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