Participate in diabetes research
We often receive requests to contact people registered with the NDSS or to access data from researchers and non-government bodies to assist with research or to plan for services for people with diabetes. We assess all research requests on specific criteria, such as the value of the research and the protection of the privacy of individuals who have consented to be involved.
If you are registered with the NDSS, you may receive information from Diabetes Australia about opportunities to participate in research conducted by third parties. There is no obligation to participate. You can ask us not to contact you about opportunities to participate in research.
With the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic the Department of Health has advised that all research requests to contact people registered with the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) are postponed until further notice.
This is to enable people with diabetes to concentrate on how to best manage their diabetes and not overwhelm them with additional information in these uncertain times.
Should organisations and researchers deem there to be exceptional reasons to proceed with a research request, further information to support the need to continue will need to be submitted. These will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Department of Health.
To update your contact preferences
To update your preference to be contacted about research please:
- fill in the update your details form
- or phone the NDSS Helpline on 1800 637 700