How do I participate in ATLAS?
Participation in the ATLAS Community Health Initiative is only available at participating locations. Once you arrive you will be presented with an iPad and asked to watch a short (5 minute) video which will go over the goal of the ATLAS Community Health Initiative and how you can be a part of it. After reviewing the material, you will be asked if you would like to opt-in or opt-out.
Your participation in the ATLAS Community Health Initiative is voluntary. If you agree to participate but change your mind, we will honor your request. To ensure you have the time to think over your decision carefully, there will be a 10-day window from the time you sign the consent to the time your sample becomes available for researchers. Even after the 10-day window, you can change your mind.
To stop the use of your sample or data in a study, you can contact the UCLA Biobank at 310-825-4136.
Any unused samples will be removed from the biobank and any researcher who received your samples will be asked to destroy them. Please note that we cannot retrieve materials that have already been used by researchers.
For any questions related to your rights as a research subject, contact the UCLA Office of the Human Research Protection Program at 310-825-5344.
For general questions, please call 310-794-0981.