Follow these 3 Steps to Begin
- Review and sign a consent form.
This form explains your rights as a participant. Click here to review it. If you agree, sign the consent form to give samples, and past and future health information to the KP Research Bank.
- Fill out a health survey.
Provide information about your health, lifestyle, and history. When you complete the consent form, this survey will automatically pop up. You can take the survey at any time.
- Provide a blood sample.
Give a small sample of blood, about 2 tablespoons, at any Kaiser Permanente clinic or lab. You will not be charged to have this blood drawn. You can provide your sample before or after you take the survey.
Do You Have Questions?
It’s only natural that you may have a question or concern. If you have any questions that aren’t answered in this website, please call the KP Research Bank at 844-268-2947, Monday through Friday 8am-6pm Pacific Time (11am – 9pm Eastern, 9am – 7pm Mountain, 5am – 3pm Hawaii), or email ResearchBank@kp.org.
Who Can Be a Part of This?
Any Kaiser Permanente member who is 18 years old or older and living in the U.S. can participate. You are eligible no matter your health status, and you have the right to leave the KP Research Bank at any time. Visit the KP Research Bank Q&A section for additional information. Go to Q&As.
Your Privacy and Security are Important
Participation is highly-confidential. Federal law and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act make it illegal for employers and health insurers to use certain kinds of information about your genes to discriminate against you.
Once your sample is processed, your personal information (name, address, birth date, medical record number, etc.) will be removed and replaced with a study number to protect your confidentiality. A study number is used to label all samples.