Join Us: The Australian Health Research Register

2020 - current

Research is critical to the health of Australians, but one of the most difficult things about conducting research is finding the right participants for health research projects. This makes it harder to answer important research questions.

The Join Us Register is an easy way for millions of Australians to participate in life-saving health and medical research by matching participants with research studies addressing Australia’s biggest health challenges. Participants can consent to allowing the Register to securely link their personal information to other health information such as that collected from hospital visits or when medications are prescribed. This enables the register to match participants to studies they are eligible for.

This Register will help our world class researchers find answers to medical challenges facing us all – preventing disease, and finding cures and treatments that can benefit ourselves, our families, neighbours and even those we don’t know. It will boost research capability in Australia as well as having long term economic benefits by attracting international studies.

The Join Us Register was established in 2020 by The George Institute, a leading independent global medical research institute, along with UNSW Sydney. CHF has been a supporter of the project since inception as member of the Steering Committee that initially developed and now manages the Register.

CHF strongly encourages all to sign up to the Join Us Register and help find the answers to Australia's biggest health challenges.