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What is SHARE?
SHARE is an NHS Research Scotland initiative. It has been created to establish a register of people, aged 11 and over, interested in participating in health research.
Participants agree to allow SHARE to use the coded data in their various secure NHS computer records to check whether they might be suitable for health research studies. All information is confidential; no-one can access this information without your permission. This information can be incredibly useful when it comes to developing new treatments and cures for a wide variety of health conditions.
Take part in research studies from home or in your local hospital.
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.
Why should I SHARE?
Previously only a healthcare professional, for example a doctor or nurse, could invite you to take part in research. Now you can register your interest directly.