Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to our most common questions here. If you still have questions, call us at (206) 342-6500, Monday through Friday 9:00am-5:00pm PT or email inquiries to soundlifeproject@benaroyaresearch.org.

We are taking a deep dive into the healthy immune system because we’ve learned that to understand diseases of the immune system, we need to profile what healthy immune systems look like.

Ready to participate in research? Sign up to volunteer for the Sound Life Project here.

We will conduct in depth studies of the way that immune cells work in healthy people over time, using newly-developed methods that allow us to gather more data from a blood sample than was every possible before. We are especially interested in what changes in the immune system over time, which is something that has been understudied in the past. We will integrate our scientific data with data that our participants will provide about themselves, including information on their environment and activity. Using all of this information, we can build a detailed baseline of knowledge about the normal, healthy immune system so we can identify what goes wrong during disease.

Ready to participate in research? Sign up to volunteer for the Sound Life Project here.

You likely know someone living with an autoimmune disease, fighting an allergy, dealing with asthma and even cancer. To make advances in diagnosing, treating and ultimately curing these diseases requires all of us to contribute as we can. Health information and blood samples are one of the simplest, yet most powerful gifts someone can give to further science and medical advances.

Ready to participate in research? Sign up to volunteer for the Sound Life Project here.

You can sign up to volunteer for the Sound Life Project here.

The Sound Life Project is looking for people who are 25-35 or 55-65 years old, and who (pretty much) don’t have medical conditions they’re being treated for. If that doesn’t sound like you, please feel free to sign up anyway – BRI has many other studies that you may qualify for, whether you have an immune-related disease or not.

Ready to participate in research? Sign up to volunteer for the Sound Life Project here.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. All personal, identifying information is removed from the donated blood samples, the samples are given number identifiers before they are available to scientists. All data is then stored in a secure facility. With these measures, we have maintained a 20-year record of excellence in privacy and security.

Ready to participate in research? Sign up to volunteer for the Sound Life Project here.

Being in this study won’t cost you anything, and you may receive a stipend for your time and parking.

Ready to participate in research? Sign up to volunteer for the Sound Life Project here.

You’ll need to come to the Seattle area for 10 visits over a two-year period…so this might not be the right study for you. However, you can participate in other BRI studies. Feel free to sign up and we will get in touch to see if there is a study that fits you.

Ready to participate in research? Sign up to volunteer for the Sound Life Project here.

We will conduct in depth studies of the way that immune cells work in healthy people over time, using newly-developed methods that allow us to gather more data from a blood sample than was every possible before. We are especially interested in what changes in the immune system over time, which is something that has been understudied in the past. We will integrate our scientific data with data that our participants will provide about themselves, including information on their environment and activity. Using all of this information, we can build a detailed baseline of knowledge about the normal, healthy immune system so we can identify what goes wrong during disease.

Ready to participate in research? Sign up to volunteer for the Sound Life Project here.

If you still have questions, call us at (206) 342-6500, Monday through Friday 9:00am-5:00pm PT or email inquiries to soundlifeproject@benaroyaresearch.org.

Ready to participate in research? Sign up to volunteer for the Sound Life Project here.