The Genioz study

What is the Genioz study? The Genioz study aims to investigate the Australian public's expectations of personal genomics.

How? Through focus groups, a survey, interviews and forums with the public. We conducted the focus groups in Melbourne and Sydney in 2015. The survey was open to the public from April 2016 to the beginning of June 2017. Over 2,000 Australians completed the survey. Our next phase of the study included forums with the public in several Australian capitol cities in 2017. Recruitment and data collection have now finished. Stay tuned for summaries of our results! A summary of our focus groups can be found here.

Why? The research will help define educational strategies and supports, and inform national policy for personal genomics. See what we have done, read up on our latest news. This is to support and empower the Australian public so they can make informed decisions in their use of personal genomic technologies. You can find our community resources here. 


The University of Melbourne Human Research Ethics Committee has granted ethics approval for our research – HREC 1545806.

Who? A team of Australian and international researchers from around the world are working together on the Genioz study. For more information on each of our team members please see the 'Our Team' page here.

The Genioz study is funded by the Australian Research Council.