StepUp for Dementia Research is in its early implementation phase and functionality is being gradually released. What this means for you is that:
1. In order to be able to effectively match volunteers with researchers, we need to ensure that a large enough pool of volunteers is registered on the service. So, researcher registration will be made available at a later stage than volunteer registration. This means it may take a little while for you to be matched with studies. But don’t worry: as soon as matching commences, we will let you know.
2. The initial launch of the service is focused in New South Wales and Western Australia ahead of nationwide scaling in 2019. While anybody in Australia can sign up now, this means that people living outside of these two states will be less likely to be matched to studies until late 2019.