Register for SHARE to help save lives

Join SHARE – help us improve Scotland’s future health.

Sign-up with the Scottish Health Research Register and Biobank to be contacted for future projects, helping with medical and health research in Scotland.

What is SHARE?

SHARE, the Scottish Health Research Register and Biobank. It's a database of volunteers who are interested in assisting research for improving health.

It's a NHS Research Scotland initiative, supported by the Universities in Scotland and the Chief Scientist Office.

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What's involved?

When you register for SHARE, you're agreeing to be contacted for research projects that you may be suitable for. These studies can take different forms, such as completing surveys, helping to write guidelines or testing new medical devices.

You'll also have the opportunity to allow researchers to use any leftover blood from routine blood tests for genetic studies. It's easy to sign up or opt out. 

Why should I register?

Sometimes, people who want to take part in medical research don’t know how to get involved. Researchers have a similar problem – they need people to take part in studies but sometimes find it difficult to find enough people to participate.

Participating in studies is incredibly useful when it comes to developing new treatments and cures for a wide variety of health conditions. An example of this is the SHARE study currently testing a new vaccine for Covid-19. Find out more about current studies by visiting the the SHARE website.

With your help, we can improve future healthcare in Scotland.