VIKING Genes

What's VIKING II and What's Involved?

Curious about joining VIKING II but not sure what it's all about? Find out more here.

We're inviting people to join VIKING II. It's a study looking at the genetics and health of volunteers with at least 2 grandparents from Orkney or Shetland. We aim to better understand what might cause diseases such as heart disease, eye disease, stroke, diabetes and others.

Please note: This is not an ancestry DNA test

If you choose to take part you'll be asked to provide your consent, complete a questionnaire and give a sample of your saliva.

If you'd like any specific questions answered you can visit our FAQs:

Or if you'd like a general overview, you can read out information sheets:

 

Below is a short overview of what to expect if you choose to sign up:

Volunteer Process Flowchart