The purpose of the INSPIRE registry study is to collect blood or other biological samples, medical information and laboratory data from healthy individuals and those who have been diagnosed with a variety of medical conditions. The samples and medical information will be used to solve important research questions, including determining best medical practices for predicting, preventing and treating diseases.
To date, we have had over 30,000 individuals sign up to be part of INSPIRE. Based on their participation, we have been able to use the data and samples in over 250 independent research studies. These critical projects include the following:
- Evaluating genetic causes of disease
- Creating personalized treatment options
- Understanding how our environment, sun exposure, and pollution can impact disease
- Determining behaviors and lifestyles that can prevent disease
Participation in the Intermountain INSPIRE Registry is voluntary. All individuals age 18 and over are invited to learn more.
The following video provides information about the INSPIRE registry, please watch it in its entirety before considering participation.
WHY ARE REGISTRIES CRITICAL FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH?
Research is rapidly changing the way medical care is provided. Biological samples and medical information from the INSPIRE registry will be used for research now and in the future. This resource has the potential to assist many researchers throughout Intermountain Healthcare and around the world. Our goal is to improve the lives of our patients now and for many years to come.
The information and biological samples are used in a variety of medical conditions. Some of the INSPIRE Registry research projects include:
- Research into genetic and environmental causes of disease
- Evaluation of various risk factors known to cause and accelerate health problems
- Research into behaviors and lifestyles that can prevent disease
- Determining the relationship between biological factors and medical treatment responses
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
Participation in this study is voluntary. If you chose to sign up for INSPIRE, you will be asked to provide a blood sample, answer questions about your personal and family health history, allow researchers to use your medical information, and provide permission to be contacted regarding future research opportunities. You will not undergo any experimental procedures. You will not be required to return for any additional clinic visits.
The Frequently Asked Questions page may also provide answers to any additional questions you may have about the study.