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What is GenV?

Generation Victoria, often called GenV, is a research program that is happening across all of Victoria. It is a collaborative effort led by The Royal Children’s Hospital, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The University of Melbourne, the Victorian State Government and the Paul Ramsay Foundation

GenV appeals to everyone, but it can mean different things for different people:

GENV FOR PARENTS

With very little effort, help create a better future for all children and families.

GENV FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Prediction, prevention and treatment with greater speed and precision.

GENV FOR HEALTH ORGANISATIONS

Understand long-term patient outcomes and shape a healthier future.

GENV FOR RESEARCHERS

View parallel birth and parent cohorts for long-term insights and effective interventional research.

GENV FOR POLICYMAKERS

Strengthen community services through data-led policy development.

GENV FOR PARENTS

With very little effort, help create a better future for all children and families.

GENV FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Prediction, prevention and treatment with greater speed and precision.

GENV FOR HEALTH ORGANISATIONS

Understand long-term patient outcomes and shape a healthier future.

GENV FOR RESEARCHERS

View parallel birth and parent cohorts for long-term insights and effective interventional research.

GENV FOR POLICYMAKERS

Strengthen community services through data-led policy development.

All babies born in Victoria during the years 2021 and 2022—and their parents—are invited to join the program, and all hospitals across Victoria will be able to help you join.

GenV is designed to help people (including doctors, hospitals, people who design community services, and more) to understand the things that might affect your, or your children’s, health. With more understanding, we can find faster, better ways to treat and prevent problems like pre-term birth, common allergies, anxiety, obesity, and much more.

Hopefully, GenV can help make Victoria’s families and children healthier than ever before.

If you choose to join, GenV collects a small amount of information from you as a parent, and from your baby when they are born. This information is added to other information that is already collected throughout every person’s life as standard, like hospital records for example. Together, this will provide a “more complete picture” of health and development in Victoria, and help us work towards a healthier state.