Your personal information (name, birth date, and more) is removed and replaced with a number. This de-identified data is securely stored within KP, and may be submitted to secure public research databases.
To make discoveries about health, researchers use many pieces of health information, including medical record, survey, and genetic information. All research projects must be approved by a review committee.
Joining means taking a 20-minute health survey that asks about your past and current health. You can skip any questions you do not want to answer. The information is used for research.
Share past and
Joining means agreeing to share your past and future medical record data for research only. Your personal information is removed from your medical record data and replaced with a number to protect your identity and privacy.
After you join, visit any Kaiser Permanente lab to give a blood sample — no appointment or copay. Researchers study DNA and molecules in these and other samples to understand health and illness.