Applicants vs. Participants
If you register as part of this website, including all the necessary preliminary paperwork, you will be listed as a UMRC Applicant. You will need to create a personal account. This is for your personal privacy and protection. If at any time you would like to change any aspect of your applicant status, or delete your application all together, you will have access to anything you post through your account.
If you are selected to be part of the public health screening or research, either as a paying applicant or a grantee applicant, you will then transition to be a UMRC Participant. Again – as UMRC is not a diagnostic or testing service – not all applicants are guaranteed to become participants. The main factors influencing the transition from applicant to participant are as follows:
- The number of people enrolled in your specific group (there are 3 types of exposure groups and 2 status of either self-pay or grant-awaiting)
- The availability of laboratory service (while UMRC prefers to consistently use the same laboratory there are several reasons why we may need to switch such as changes made by the laboratory or us finding a better or more cost effective alternative)
- For grant-awaiting applicants, availability of funds (we are consistently trying to obtain grants for further research but this can be a slow process)