You have the power to change human healthcare.
Will you?

Genomics is the study of you; more specifically, the genetic information you carry around in every cell.

So… as genomic researchers GMI urgently needs the help of people like you.

Even better, we don’t even need you for very long. Volunteers typically spend an hour or so at the same centre they usually visit for their medical appointments, answering a questionnaire and giving 20ml of blood…

…and that’s it! Your genetic information contributes towards a vital clinical study, and you never have to do anything else.

For further information, consult the Frequently Asked Questions at the bottom of this page

Who can take part?

GMI recruits volunteers for two types of study:

  • Specific medical conditions – requiring volunteers who have that condition
  • General health studies – our largest-scale study, GenoFit, seeks adult volunteers from all walks of life
  • So while some studies do require specific volunteers, any willing adult in Ireland is actively welcome to participate in our largest study.
  • The opportunities for genomics to transform healthcare are immense; we are only just beginning to scratch the surface of its potential. Now is the perfect time to play your part!
  • How to register your interest

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    For people with specific medical conditions:

  • In many cases, our researchers may invite you to participate directly, as part of your ongoing medical discussions.
  • We also keep a list of specific-condition studies open to volunteers; if you’re eligible for one, you can speak to your healthcare provider about it.
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    For the general population

  • Visit the site for Genofit, our study in partnership with University College Dublin looking at the role genes play in determining our general fitness. You can book your free appointment right from the site.
  • You can also let us know about your interest in participating using the form below; we’ll then get back to you with some suggested next steps.
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    We recognise that genomics is the study of the most personal of information, and take that responsibility seriously. Here are some details to the questions you might have.