Register for a Genioz Forum! Please read below for more information.

Welcome to the final phase of this exciting study!

We would like to invite you to take part in this research study, which aims to explore Australians' awareness of new genetic science. Via your contribution you will be part of a large collaborative effort to understand what genomics means to people; this will help to design materials to support people making decisions about personal genomic testing. You may enjoy being able to share your views. Please note we are not offering personal genomic testing in this study.

It doesn't matter if you feel you don't know anything about this area or you are not sure you think this type of testing should be offered; your opinions and views are valuable to us.

This study has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee of the University of Melbourne.

We will be holding a forum in various locations in Australia.

The forum will be on one of three topics:

(Please note: Not every topic will be offered in every city)

Personal genomics and family history testing

Forum in:

  • Hobart, 20th July, 2017
  • Adelaide, 12th September, 2017
  • Mildura, 20th September, 2017

Personal genomic testing that may be useful for parents and children

Forum in:

  • Melbourne, 25th July, 2017
  • Sydney, 15th August, 2017
  • Canberra, 10th September, 2017

Personal genomics and nutrition, wellness and fitness

Forum in:

  • Brisbane, 5th August, 2017
  • Perth, 12th August, 2017
  • Melbourne, 20th August, 2017

What will i be asked to do?

  • Register your interest for a forum that you are able to attend (click on the button at the bottom of this page)
  • If you agree and are available to participate, you will be asked to attend an interactive forum 
  • The forum will be hosted at a public venue and will take approximately 3 hours
  • You will be asked to discuss your views and/or experiences towards this technology with a group of people and a facilitator 
  • The forum will have a structure and a schedule, including specific questions you will be asked to respond to
  • You will be able to contribute to the discussion either by speaking aloud and/or by writing notes, comments or questions in a workbook provided by us
  • The forum will be audio-recorded and partially-transcribed (with any identifying information removed) so we can ensure we have an accurate record of what was said. In addition, researchers will be taking notes of the event throughout
  • We will protect your anonymity and keep your responses confidential. Any identifying information - such as name or contact details - will be kept separately from research data

How can i be involved?

  • Click on the button below to register your interest and one of our researchers will be in contact with you.