DreamLab - Powering Research

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About this app

***Temporarily, DreamLab is being used to support research to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19).***

Imagine if we could speed up time in the fight against cancer.

DreamLab is a multi-award winning app that uses the collective power of smartphones to fast track cancer research. With cancer being one of the biggest causes of premature death worldwide, finding answers through medical research is incredibly important. DreamLab exists to help us get there sooner. And the more people who use the app, the faster it works.


Researchers need supercomputers to scan DNA in immense detail and crunch complex data. When you plug your phone in and power DreamLab, it downloads tiny parts of a huge research project from the cloud to calculate, and sends the results back to the research team. The more people who power DreamLab, the faster we can complete critical research. All you need to do is set up DreamLab once and it will get to work each time you plug your phone in.

We’ve all been touched by cancer. Our best chance of beating it is by working together. And while sleep has always been good for you – with the DreamLab app, it can be good for others too.

Simply download the app (#) and choose which Project you’d like to support. You can also track the Contribution you’ve made and keep up to date with News.

Dreamlab supports cancer research globally, and is powered by the Vodafone Foundation.

* A compatible handset is required. Downloading DreamLab will consume data. Once downloaded, DreamLab can be used when your device (i) is connected to a charging source and (ii) has mobile network or WiFi connectivity. Mobile data to use DreamLab is free for Vodafone customers on their local Vodafone network. Roaming incurs international rates.

# By downloading, installing or otherwise using the DreamLab application on your Device, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions found at vodafone.com.au/dreamlab. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms, you should not download, install or otherwise use DreamLab Application.
Updated on
May 9, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
App info and performance
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App info and performance, and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

25.8K reviews
yarrow kat
September 11, 2022
Sept 2022 - I've used Dreamlab for ages and always really appreciated that my phone can contribute something useful to medical research while it's idle. The premise is fantastic and it mostly works without incident. However, recently, it stopped staying on the project I selected, instead defaulting to a different project. I reset it, and it does it again. I have consistently had to reset it to stick with the project I most want to support.
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Vodafone Foundation
April 4, 2016
Our new version is getting great reviews! We've fixed the bugs you mentioned. So far DreamLab users have already completed 10.2% of the cancer research project in half the time it would have taken the researchers. We need your help to speed up cancer research even more. We hope you'll update the app to get involved again :)
Corinne Skiver
October 27, 2023
Have used for years but will sadly be uninstalling. Recently, calculations for my projects haven't been crunching every night, and every few weeks, the app will change the project I'm supporting without my concent (although it seems to crunch the calculations for that project without a problem). I tried to send an email using their link in the app, but it was sent back saying the address provided was not found. Very frustrated.
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Alvin Estep
March 26, 2021
I sometimes forget it's there, since it runs in the background. Is simple, and great premise. Help cure diseases by simply plugging in your phone. The one nitpick I have with it, is if I optimize my phone with the Device Care, I will have to open the app manually next time to get it to work. After that one time, I do t have to touch it again until the next optimization.
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