Apple Research 12+


    • 4.2 • 1.3K Ratings
    • Free


The future of health research is you! Now you can contribute to groundbreaking health research in women’s health, hearing health or heart health simply by using your Apple Watch and iPhone, and the Research app. Your data and participation will help advance researchers' understanding of these areas in health that have not been well understood until now and could lead to the development of new products that will help millions lead longer and healthier lives.

1. Join the Apple Women’s Health Study, conducted in partnership with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and National Institue of Health Sciences to help advance the understanding of menstrual cycles and health conditions such as infertility, osteoporosis, and menopause.

2. Join the Apple Heart and Movement Study, conducted in partnership with the American Heart Association and Bringham and Women's Hospital to help advance discovery in heart science and to help us learn how activity and your habits can contribute to a healthier heart.

3. Join the Apple Hearing Study, conducted in partnership with the University of Michigan to help advance the understanding of how sound exposure levels over time can impact your hearing, stress levels, and cardiac health.

Review available studies, learn about the research partners and the research goals, understand study expectations, and if you are eligible, enroll by providing your consent.

Choose which data to share and with what study, and review and manage data collected.

Perform relevant tasks for enrolled studies.

Learn how other Apple research studies have contributed to advancements in health science and to the development of innovative health products.

With your permission, this app can securely access the data you choose to share through the Apple Health app.

What’s New

Version 5.0.2

This update includes bug fixes and improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Ansuz07 ,

Needs to filter based on criteria

All in all, I’m very happy to participate in these studies. For all the people complaining about “lack of compensation” I would say that sometime we should just do things because they help others, not because we personally get compensation for it.

Knocking off one star because it needs to filter the studies based on eligibility criteria. As a guy, I cannot possible participate in a cycle tracking studies, so it should either not be show at all or have an option to dismiss from your available studies due to ineligibility.

The DMFK ,

Good idea, PAINFULLY laggy

I like the idea of this app, and have been enrolled in a year-long study now for 245 days. When I first started the study the app was fine, but it seems like the longer I am in the study - and the more questions I answer - the laggier the app gets. It’s to the point where it is taking over one minute just to open the app and load my tasks, then my tasks take another 30-45 seconds to load - if the app will respond to touch input at all. Sometime the tasks will just crash after all that waiting.

I think this is a great idea, I just wish Apple would get its act together and actually make the app function well - although maybe there is little incentive to do so when you are the only game in town.

I would give this 4 starts for the concept, but only one star for execution, so I’ll settle on 2 and call it there. I’m hoping they work to provide a better experience for those users who are volunteering their personal data for research purposes. I don’t mind contributing to the greater good, but using this app every day is painful.

bkerensa ,

Technical issues and not living up to potential

This app has a lot of potential but so far only a few studies have used it and I wonder if that’s because the research app doesn’t work well for researchers and thus isn’t inviting. In any case the support for this app is non existent they have a studies support center that reads from scripts and doesn’t seem to have any experience with the research app and the documentation doesn’t explain certain troubleshooting scenarios and to make things worse the studies support center won’t escalate to someone who can help you.

The research app after a new phone upgrade and following the transfer studies process never asked for Apple health access again and I can’t get access restored which means the app is no longer collecting data from me. Support was outsourced and unhelpful and refused to file a big report and tried to pin it on user error which it isn’t.

App Privacy

The developer, Apple, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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