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Volunteering

Signing up to the UCL BioResource is one of the best ways to help health sciences. Rather than have to track down and sign up to many different studies we will contact you whenever a study comes up that you can help with. It is entirely up to you if you wish to take part in any given study and you can withdraw from the BioResource at any time. We also make sure never to ask you to participate in more than four studies in any given year, and not to contact you to take part in a study if you are already part of one.

Who are we looking for?
We are reaching out to people living with disease, and also healthy people, who are local to UCLH, North London and surrounding area, to ask you to consider volunteering to join the UCL BioResource. We are keen to register a wide range of people including people of different ages and ethnic backgrounds as this will provide researchers with a rich resource for future research.

What’s involved?

  • Complete a consent form for the BioResource (having first read detailed information about what’s involved).
  • Complete a short questionnaire providing basic health & lifestyle information.
  • Provide a small blood sample (7 teaspoons) – this will be collected at your convenience at University College London Hospital (UCLH).
  • Be willing to be contacted to consider taking part in future research studies.

How does it work?
You can sign up online at www.ucl.ac.uk/joinbioresource

Alternatively you can email us at UCLBioResource@ucl.ac.uk or call us at 020 3447 5369 and we will arrange an appointment for you to give a sample of blood or saliva and to fill out the questionnaire. If you’re unable to come in for an appointment we can arrange to mail the questionnaire and a saliva kit out to you, but keep in mind that saliva samples are more limited than blood samples and may reduce the number of studies you can participate in. The whole process usually takes about half an hour.
 

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