Women's Health Research Registry™
Discovering Better Health Treatments for
In the past, women were regularly excluded from research studies. More recently, scientists have become increasingly aware that medical treatments often work differently in women than in men.
The Women’s Health Research Registry™ at Cedars-Sinai is committed to discovering and understanding these vital gender differences – with the larger goal of working to improve the well-being of future generations of women through ongoing research.
As a Registry participant, you will be asked to provide general health information via a questionnaire. When a Cedars-Sinai physician begins a new study, the Registry is confidentially searched to discover appropriate candidates. If you are identified as a candidate for a particular study, the Registry coordinator will then contact you by mail to ask if you would like to participate.
You Can Make a Difference
The Registry may provide an avenue to a new treatment that otherwise would not be available to you. You gain access to the highly experienced professionals at Cedars-Sinai, recognized internationally as a world-class healthcare facility.
Your involvement may result in improved therapies for yourself, your family or ethnic group, especially when a history of a particular condition or disease is evident. Becoming a member of the Registry is also an act of humanity and generosity. As women, our participation plays a key role in exploring ways to diagnose and fight debilitating conditions that may threaten our daughters, granddaughters, mothers, sisters and ourselves.
Wide Variety of Health Research Studies
Research studies cover a broad range of scientific investigations, from exploring innovative health risk assessments, treatments and techniques to testing new devices and medications. Lifestyle-based and novel therapies also number among the more than 600 research studies currently being conducted at Cedars-Sinai.
Participation in a study can be as simple as creating a profile and filling out an online survey. Some studies are carried out with healthy participants and others enroll only patients with specific conditions who may be helped by the treatment they receive. Some are aimed at prevention, while others look at new or alternative treatments or ways to diagnose specific health conditions more accurately.
It ’s Easy to Get Started
Becoming a member of the Women’s Health Research Registry is easy and requires very little time. After you complete a brief questionnaire about your medical and lifestyle history, the information is transferred to our confidential database where all of your information is kept separate to ensure your privacy.
If your information matches the requirements of a new or ongoing research study, the Research Registry coordinator will contact you by mail/email. The information packet will describe the study in detail so that you can decide whether or not you would like to participate.
The first part of the registration process is to electronically 'sign' the informed consent form . This form explains in detail how the registry works. Please review this carefully. If you would like to print out a copy for your records, please click on the "consent form" button in the left-hand section of this screen (under "Programs and Services").
The second step is to create your profile . This section contains your contact information; required fields are marked with an asterisk.
The third and final step is to complete the health questionnaire . This section is important as it provides us the information necessary to "match" you with current studies. There are 19 sections to the questionnaire and should take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. Please note that you are not an active member of the Registry until all sections of the questionnaire are complete.
For more information, visit our FAQs section or please call (310) 423-9224.