The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is asking the research community for ideas for research questions that might be addressed through the All of Us research study. The All of Us study is a major NIH investment with the goal of enrolling over 1 million Americans in a longitudinal cohort study, thereby building “one of the largest, most diverse datasets of its kind for health research.” The All of Us dataset will include biorepositories and other resources to accelerate and enhance scientific research; however, the NIH needs your input to ensure that the endocrine community’s research needs are reflected in the study design.
The NIH is asking researchers to submit their ideas for “use cases” that outline and describe research questions. A use case is a hypothetical study that would include information on the types of data needed to answer a research question; methods for obtaining the data types and analyzing the data; and specifications for using the methods.
We strongly encourage Endocrine Society members to submit use cases through the NIH website at allofus.ideascale.com. Please note that you will need to register on the webpage to create an account.
Ideas for cases are due by February 23, 2018.