Why should I take part?

You should participate in FarGen if you want to be part of the progress of research in Faroese genes. As a participant, you generally do not get direct benefit from your participation, but you contribute to generate knowledge that over time can prevent disease and benefit patients with improved treatment options.

Research projects in the field of health need volunteers to obtain new and important knowledge that cannot be obtained in other ways. If research is being conducted on a particular disease, there is a need for participants with that particular disease, but usually healthy people are also included as a basis for comparison.

The obtainance of knowledge within health is of great importance, but the consideration of the participants' health, rights and safety in a research project is given priority over the scientific and societal interests. Read more about research ethics.

Read about the benefits and risks of genome testing.