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Take Part in Diabetes Research

New medical treatments and therapies are being developed through research all the time, bringing hope to people living with diabetes; but the researchers making these breakthroughs need your help

The NHS Research Scotland (NRS) Diabetes Register gives all patients with diabetes, living in Scotland, an opportunity to be contacted about taking part in diabetes-related research projects.

By joining the Diabetes Register, you allow the NRS Diabetes Network to securely access your NHS diabetes computer records. Your NHS diabetes computer record consists of information held in SCI-Diabetes. SCI-Diabetes provides an electronic patient record to support treatment of NHS Scotland patients with diabetes.

If a research project would benefit from someone with your health record taking part, you may be contacted with more information and asked if you would be interested in taking part. Whether to take part in a research project is your decision to make.

How do I Join the Diabetes Register?

It only takes a minute to join the Diabetes Register.

To join by email:

  • If you have a mobile device, open your camera app and point towards the QR code below. Select the notification that appears, and add your details to the email.

To join by post

We recommend you read the Privacy Information Notice prior to joining. If you would like to receive a printed copy, please request this in your initial email.

How do I Withdraw from the Diabetes Register?

Withdrawing from the Diabetes Register is simple.

If you decide you want to withdraw please call 01382 383 595 or email your full name, postcode, date of birth to

How we Use Your Information

Your personal information is in safe hands.

  • We respect your privacy
  • We keep your personal information secure
  • We don’t sell your personal information

Your privacy is very important to us. We are committed to providing people with the information they need to understand how their personal information is used. 

If you have received a letter and NRS Diabetes Research Register registration leaflet in the post the Privacy Notice below explains how we have used your information in order to facilitate the lettering process.

If you are unsure about any aspect of this process or you have any other questions please contact us on 01382 383 595 or 

Alternatively, please write to us using the address:

NRS Diabetes
Diabetes Support Unit
Level 8
Ninewells Hospital
Dundee DD1 9SY


If you have any questions or want to find out more please contact NRS Diabetes at: