Starting in April 2023 and running until at least the end of 2025, the Raine Study will conduct a new follow-up that we hope will be our biggest ever – the Generations Follow-Up.
It will involve two generations of participants – the original Raine Study babies (our Generation 2 participants who were born into the study from 1989-1992, or Gen2) as well as their biological parents (otherwise known as Generation 1/Gen1). We’re calling it the Generations follow-up because it will collect samples and information from two rather than just one of our participant generations at the same time, something that we have never been able to do before.
We want this to be our biggest follow-up ever. It will potentially see us break records for participant engagement, provide researchers with data in more health-related areas than ever before, as well as help potential financial supporters see the incredible value that the Raine Study presents to scientists, doctors, researchers and public health bodies around the world. But, we can only achieve these milestones if as many of our participants take part as possible.
I’M A PARTICIPANT, HOW CAN I HELP?
UPDATE YOUR CONTACT DETAILS
If you’ve attended a follow-up in the last few years or have received a phone call, email, birthday or Christmas card that’s great, as it means we have the correct contact information for you.
If you haven’t heard from us recently, make sure we’ve got the latest information for you by updating your details here, emailing your updates to us at firstname.lastname@example.org , or calling the Raine Study office on +61 8 6488 6952 or +61 447 863 944. Our regular office hours are Monday to Friday 8am-5pm AWST.
GET BACK IN TOUCH
If you’re one of the people who has received a phone call, email or card but maybe wasn’t able to find time or motivation to take us up on our invitation to get back involved, or didn’t think it would matter that much if you didn’t take part – the good news is, it’s never too late. We know that 4 hours of your time is a big ask, but we’ll have many different appointment times available from early morning, and on weekends as well as weekdays. Make your updates online, email or call us, and we’ll make sure that all your information is up to date for when it’s time to make your booking.
HELP US FIND OTHER LOST PARTICIPANTS
Working on the idea that Perth is a small place, we’re hoping that our community can help us find some of the other participants we haven’t had any luck tracking down. While you might be aware that you know other Raine Study participants, it’s amazing what connections you find if only you ask. It might be people you work with, someone at your local GP or school, or someone who’s a member of the same football club.
To help get you started, we’ve created a range of materials that you could use in whatever way you feel comfortable with, whether that’s a post on your own social media page, an email to your community group, or a poster that you can print and share at your local library or shopping centre. Head on over to our Participant Tookit page for more.