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Participate in Research is designed to connect potential volunteers with open research studies. We are looking for volunteers just like you to help answer important questions about child health. This page lists child health studies that may apply to you or someone you know. If you find a study that you’d like to participate in, you can contact the study team with questions or to volunteer. Join us to improve the health of others.

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Seattle Children's Studies

Seattle Children’s offers a number of pediatric-focused studies.

Active Studies

  • The University of Washington Institute for Language and Brain Sciences is recruiting hard of hearing infants between 2 and 12 months of age who have a mild-to-moderate hearing loss. This study looks at the effects of hearing loss on early brain development and learning. The......

  • The University of Washington Autism Center is enrolling infants with Down Syndrome and typically developing infants between the ages of Birth-6 months old. The goal of the study is to increase our understanding of how the brain is affected in children with Down syndrome, to......

  • The University of Washington Autism Center is enrolling infants between the ages of Birth -6 months old who have an older sibling with Autism. The goal of the study is to determine whether brain imaging can help detect infants who are likely to go on......

  • University of Washington researchers, led by Natalia Kleinhans, are recruiting pregnant participants who have or have not used marijuana during the first trimester for a new study designed to look at the effects of marijuana on prenatal development. If you participate, you will meet with......

  • Our team is the NeuDLL (Neurodevelopmental Disorders Language & Learning) Lab in the UW Speech & Hearing Department. We are seeking families to participate in research related to spoken language in children with and without developmental disorders. The purpose of our research is to better......

  • In this research study, we would like to learn more about how brain activity relates to attention, impulse control, and behavior regulation. Participation in this study involves a single, 3-hour visit to the Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD) on the UW Medical Center......

  • Seattle Children’s Autism Center is enrolling children ages 16 to 30 months in a new clinical trial that may lead to the development of new methods of diagnosing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in toddlers. Marcus Autism Center, part of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and Seattle......

  • This is a community-based, mixed-methods study looking at the impacts of adapted ride-on car use as a form of early powered mobility and socialization in children with cerebral palsy or developmental delay and their families. The study spans 12 months and involves intermittent contact with......

  • As autism is a spectrum, researchers need many people with autism to participate in all types of research. Until now, only a small number of individuals and families affected by autism have ever participated in research. SPARK wants to invite the entire autism community to......

  • GAPPS is a network of hospitals and women working together to gather information and specimens to see how pregnancy affects maternal and child health after delivery. The GAPPS repository stores health information and samples that are given for research by women at various stages of......

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