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Together we can transform health and wellbeing. Join over 120,000 Victorians making this happen.

About GenV Join us in Australia’s largest study of children and parents

By taking part, you’ll help researchers get a clearer picture of health and wellbeing.  

GenV is for every parent. Every family.   

GenV is a platform for research solutions and a community of Victorian families. 

Over 120,000 children and parents are already taking part. 

For parents Taking part is simple. Most of GenV happens in the background.

We bring together information already collected by services.  

We check in with your family about 2-4 times a year.  

You might also be invited to studies working with GenV, helping us find answers faster.  

We always store your information safely and securely. 

GenV is voluntary.  

You can change your mind at any stage. 

Find out more

Hear from our participants “I’ve felt like I’ve joined a real community of people”

Hear from some of our wonderful GenV parents, like Meg.

Meg shared her experience with GenV here.

How does GenV work?

  1. 01 We seek consent to collect information about you and your baby

    Information is only collected with your consent. A GenV team member will talk you through the process and answer your questions. If you decide not to consent at that point, you can join us later.

  2. 02 Information is collected, de-identified and secured

    Some information and samples are collected when you consent. We then start bringing together data that is already held by services and agencies, asking you for information along the way. Information is de-identified to separate personal identifiers and research data. All information is stored securely and held by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute at The Royal Children’s Hospital.

  3. 03 Researchers look for trends and patterns

    Researchers use the data to discover the answers to how we can predict, prevent and treat health and wellbeing problems better than we can today.

  4. 04 The insights are used to improve health and wellbeing

    Research findings are used to make changes to the way health, education and social services are delivered, improving the health and wellbeing of children and their families.

Our partners and supporters

GenV is made possible through the combined capability of: