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Participate in a Study

Some people join health studies because they want to help other people or contribute to society. Others join because they want to play a role in discovering new knowledge, or because they hope a study might benefit them personally. Whatever their motivation, volunteer research participants are key players in the field of health research. 

When you volunteer for a study, you help deliver the many benefits of health research:

  • Discovering the causes of disease and developing new treatments
  • Identifying factors that increase the risk of disease, and finding new ways to reduce those risks
  • Helping people change unhealthy habits and achieve or maintain good health
  • Improving the quality, accessibility, and affordability of medical care
  • Providing accurate information to public policy makers

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Joining a study is voluntary, free, and does not affect your health care or coverage. Members often receive gift cards as thanks for their participation. Our research teams ensure that all volunteers fully understand and consent to any study before joining. Once you join a study, the staff carefully protect your confidentiality.

Study of Acute GastroEnteritis

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Participation in SAGE is by invitation only. You will receive an email from us if you are eligible to participate.

If you have received an email from us and do not want to participate, please:

  • Click the opt out link in your email;
  • Call the study team at: 866-248-0647 or 503-335-6611; or
  • Email:

We will remove you from our list to avoid getting additional emails.

The Study of Acute Gastroenteritis (SAGE) wants to study the occurrence, causes, and impact of medically attended acute gastroenteritis in the community. With a focus on norovirus infection, we are also looking at strain types circulating in the community and immune response.

We are recruiting Kaiser members who fit the criteria below:

  • Kaiser Permanente member
  • Recent visit (video, phone, or in-person) at which your doctor noted a diagnosis that may be due to acute gastroenteritis.

For people who meet these criteria, we will email an invitation to participate in SAGE. If you do not receive an email from us, you are unable to participate in SAGE.

Some people who receive an email from SAGE may also receive an email from SickMix.

These are different studies. If you receive emails from SAGE and SickMix, you may choose to participate both, one of them, or neither.

HPV 1 Dose Study

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Contact Study
If you have questions about the study or would like to enroll, please call 1-866-404-0792, or 503-528-3982, or email

The HPV 1 Dose (H1D) study is looking at the immune response in children who have had one dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. If your child was aged 9 through 12 when they received the vaccine, and received just one dose of the HPV vaccine one to four years ago they may be eligible to take part. The goal of this study is to help us understand if the immune response to one dose of HPV vaccine is similar in females and males.

If you and your child decide to join the study, you will be asked to:

  • Complete a web-based survey to see if your child is eligible to join the study
  • Complete an in-person or virtual (phone/webinar) visit with study staff to hear more about the study and complete the consent form
  • Bring your child to the research clinic to provide a blood sample, or help your child collect blood at home using a device called Tasso+
  • Complete a short survey about HPV vaccination

Parents or Guardians will be given a $50 gift card after completion of these events, on behalf of your child. If you decide to have your child’s blood collected in-clinic, we will give you another $25 gift card ($75 total) to help with transportation costs.

Our research clinic is located on the Interstate Campus in North Portland. Limited appointments may also be offered on the Sunnyside Campus in SE Portland.  Or you can choose to complete all study activities from your home.

This study is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Connect for Cancer Prevention Study

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The Connect for Cancer Prevention Study wants to better understand the causes of cancer and how to prevent it. Kaiser Permanente Northwest with partner health care systems across the country is partnered with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), for Connect. The research study will include 200,000 adults who get their health care from a partner health care system.

Participants will be asked to answer online health surveys, donate samples of blood, urine, and saliva, and share access to their electronic health records. This information will help researchers study the health and behavior patterns that may affect cancer risk. It takes time to understand the causes of cancer, so Connect will go on for many years. The longer you participate, the more we may learn.

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Criteria to Participate

  • Kaiser Permanente Member
  • Between 30-70 years old at enrollment
  • Never had cancer (people who have or once had non-melanoma skin cancer, or a condition that raises the risk of getting cancer (such as DCIS or stage 0 breast cancer), can still join)

Research Areas

Sleep for Health: Exploring the Connection Between Insomnia and Diabetes

Contact & Location

877-842-9580 (toll-free)

3800 N. Interstate Ave.
Portland, Or 97227-1098

Do you suffer from insomnia? Do you have prediabetes? If so, you may be eligible to join a research study and receive treatment for insomnia at no cost to you. Scientists at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research are studying whether treating insomnia can help people with prediabetes.

The study, called Sleep for Health, requires 10 visits to the Center for Health Research, located on the Kaiser Permanente campus at 3800 N. Interstate Ave., Portland, Oregon. If you participate, you will be reimbursed for your time and travel expenses.

Criteria to Participate

  • Kaiser Permanente Member
  • Prediabetes
  • Insomnia

Join the Kaiser Permanente Research Bank and Help Shape the Future of Health Care

By providing a blood sample and completing a survey, Kaiser Permanente members can help researchers understand how our genes, environment, and behavior interact to influence our risk for diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, mental illness, and obesity. The goal of the KP Research Bank is to improve the health of our members and your community.

Criteria to Participate

  • Kaiser Permanente Member

Providing the Most Advanced Treatments for Cancer


Ask your doctor if you may be eligible for one of our clinical trials or
call the Oncology Recruitment Office:

Kaiser Permanente members who have been diagnosed with cancer are eligible to participate in important cancer clinical trials.

Criteria to Participate

  • Kaiser Permanente Member
  • Diagnosed with Cancer

Research Areas

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