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What is GoSHARE?

  • 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 is a new initiative to establish a register of people living in Scotland willing to provide secure access to their health records. This access can be incredibly useful when it comes to developing new treatments and cures for heart disease and other conditions. GoSHARE (Genetics of SHARE) is a sub-study of SHARE, where we are also asking permission to store and use blood that remains after routine clinical testing. No blood sampling is required specifically for this.

The GoSHARE register will allow research into the relationship between genes and disease, and responses to treatment. This is an important growing area of research as the activity of the gene variations could be used to develop new, more effective drug treatments for individuals. Carrying out genetic research can also help us to understand why people get different diseases and why some people respond differently to a particular medicine. If you sign up, you might be invited to take part in a research study in the future but it would be up to you at the time to decide if you wanted to take part.

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

What's New?

  • Cancer Patient feels 'Privilge…

    A musician from Manchester has spoken of her joy at the NHS clinical trial which has given her the chance of an extended life.… Read More

  • Lord Provost Becomes 200,000th…

    Lord Provost of Dundee Ian Borthwick became the 200,000th signatory to the SHARE register.… Read More

  • The Launch of a Sister Registe…

    Discover is our sister research register that has been set up in North West London which, like SHARE, is designed to help patients and members of the public to take part in health research. … Read More

  • Majority of Scots Back Nationa…

    A majority of Scots would be willing to provide a blood sample to form part of a UK-wide national DNA database aimed at improving medical research, according to a new poll.… Read More

  • The Human Genome Project: Wher…

    Professor Colin Palmer, co-Director of SHARE, is giving a lecture about the Human Genome Project (HGP) and how mapping the human genome has translated into current research and precision medicine. … Read More

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