NIH All of Us project tops 270,000 sign-ups and on track to enroll 1M participants by 2024
The National Institutes of Health-led All of Us precision medicine health research database project has enrolled 230,000 participants as of July 2019, with an additional 40,000 people registering on the website, according to researchers involved with the project.
Of those participants, 175,000 have contributed personal information, biospecimens, physical measurements and shared electronic health record data, researchers from participating organizations, including the Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Departments of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine, the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, and the National Institutes of Health wrote in a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday.
When the NIH announced the All of Us initiative in 2015, it kicked off the largest health and medical research program on precision medicine with the goal of collecting health data on 1 million people. The program opened enrollment nationwide in May 2018 after an extensive period of beta testing.