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Healthy Volunteer Studies

Participate in Research is designed to connect potential volunteers with open research studies. We are looking for healthy volunteers just like you to help answer important questions about a variety of health conditions. This page lists healthy volunteer 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.

Active Studies

IMAGINE Study: Digital peer support groups to prevent depression in pregnancy and postpartum

The IMAGINE Study aims to understand how digital peer support groups can improve health and emotional well-being for perinatal individuals. We are recruiting participants for interviews and focus groups to gain insight into the design and implementation of this intervention. Participants will participate via Zoom…

Studying Induced Gingivitis

The purpose of the study is to gain a deeper understanding of how bacteria cause bleeding gums (gingivitis). Gingivitis is the result of normal dental plaque accumulation, however, gingivitis is easily reversed by cleaning away the dental plaque. The study will evaluate the effects of…

FIS (Food Image Study)

The Food Image Study is trying to learn how the brain responds to different images of food and whether it differs by weight group. We are recruiting healthy adults who are willing to participate in the study activities. All participants will have one screening phone…

Fibromyalgia and Low Back Pain Metabolomics

The purpose of the study is to investigate the metabolic profiles of people with chronic low back pain and fibromyalgia with people without chronic pain. We are looking for pain-free controls. Study participants will fill out a questionnaire about their medical history and demographic information…

Structural MRI Research Collective (STF Collective)

We are conducting this study to collect a wide variety of neuroimaging data and questionnaire data. Researchers at the UW and beyond will use these data to explore how your experiences and background are related to brain structure and activity. Participant Eligibility Inclusion Criteria: –…

Cannabis Use and Brain development Study (CUBS)

The purpose of the CUB Study is to improve our understanding of brain development in infants whose mothers used cannabis during pregnancy and in those whose mothers did not. Although cannabis use has increased among pregnant and non-pregnant people nationwide, there is still limited and…

Pulse Oximetry

Help Reduce Racial Bias in Medicine! We are seeking participants for a medical research study to help develop a new pulse oximeter that is accurate for all skin tones. Healthy adults ages 18 – 50 years are invited to participate in this study measuring oxygen…

Transport Task/Pregnancy

This study examines how pregnant and non-pregnant women make decisions during common daily activities and tasks, like carrying objects. We want to determine if factors of physical and mental load influence these decisions differently between these groups. Participants will be asked to attend one, 50-60…

BEAM

The Murray Lab is looking for participants aged 18-30 for the Brain Engagement Attention and Modeling (BEAM) study exploring how the brain’s visual system processes motion. Participants will complete online structured interviews and around 4 sessions of computer, behavioral, and MRI experiments involving visual stimuli…

ADAPT Study

ADAPT study hopes to learn if body and brain changes can predict why weight loss stops. This study requires in-person and remote visits over 18 months at UW South Lake Union and Fred Hutchinson.1. Screening visit in-person: ~2 hours at UW SLU*remote tasks leading up…

The Bolster Project: An app to support caregivers to young adults with psychosis

The goal of the Bolster Project is to develop and test digital tools that supports caregivers of young adults with early psychosis. We are interested in examining whether Bolster, the mobile application we’ve developed, can support caregivers who are trying to support their loved one’s…

Research Study on Asthma

The goal of this study is to learn more about the causes of asthma, particularly what underlies asthma symptoms and the reasons some people have asthma while others do not. As a part of this study, we are asking volunteers with and without asthma to…

Automation and Adults

Thank you for your interest in participating in the Automation and Adults study. The main purpose of the study is to examine your perspective on automation and your daily experiences. To be eligible for the study, you must meet ALL of the following criteria: …

Social Safety Learning in the Brain Oxytocin System

This study will investigate how oxytocin (a naturally-occurring hormone in the body) may be related to social and cognitive functioning. This in-person study requires one visit, lasting 4-5 hours, located at the University of Washington campus and the University of Washington Medical Center. You will…

Substance Use and Elevated Blood Pressure in the Lungs

The purpose of this study is to determine if the use of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, pain medications, and other substances is associated with elevated blood pressure in the lungs (pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)). We are looking for healthy controls to compare their information to people…

First in Human

First in human clinical trial of a next generation, long-acting injectable, combination anti-retroviral therapy platform. This study will look at drug levels in the blood over time and the safety of a single injection of a new investigational medicine that combines existing short-acting oral drugs…

Effects of Testosterone Among Transmasculine Individuals

In the description of this study, the anatomic word ‘vagina’ will be used; however, study participants who do not use this word for their anatomy can let us know what term they would like us to use during the study.The purpose of this study is…

Understanding How Aging Affects Speech

This protocol includes studies on how aging affects the control and coordination of speech production. Various hypotheses are being investigated in our laboratory with the common aim of improving our understanding of the processes and mechanisms underlying normal and disordered speech. The common procedure across…

Disinfectant Exposure Study

Benzalkonium chlorides (BACs) are widely used in various cleaning and disinfectant products. Individuals can be exposed to BACs from medical settings, restaurants, and homes or through consumer products or specific foods. Study participants will fill out a questionnaire about their occupation and use of products…

Aging and Hearing Wellness

The Applied Hearing Science Lab in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Washington is conducting a research project on hearing wellness among older adults. The goal of the project is to understand the factors underlying individual differences in speech understanding…

Effect of Estrogen Treatment on Drug Metabolism and Transport

Gender-affirming hormone therapy may include estradiol, a hormone that the body creates and uses naturally. Estradiol is prepared as a medication that patients may take to increase hormone levels. Changes in estradiol concentrations in the body may affect how the body processes other medicines. The…

Postmortem Digital Legacies Study

This study is seeking adult pairs who are close to each other (such as close friends, married or intimate partners, or family members) to participate in a study about digital legacies. This refers to the digital information or personal data that remains after death. This…

Music-based treatments and pain

Researchers have discovered that music may help people manage their pain, but they don’t know why it helps. The purpose of this study is to find out how music-based treatments change brain wave activity, and how these changes may explain how these types of treatments…

Accessible Making for People with Disabilities

In recent times, Maker culture and makerspaces have garnered much interest due to their potential to teach STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) content among children. However, many accessibility barriers still remain in contemporary Maker culture and makerspaces that limit full participation of people with…

WYE Study

The main question the WYE study is exploring: Does the brain change after short term diet changes and can MRI detect these changes?Participants will have an in-person screening visit (about 2 hours), then 5 in-person study visits at UW SLU in the morning over a…

PEARL Study

Do you drink regularly? Feeling stressed? Want to use your phone to earn money? Use your phone to log thoughts, feelings, and behavior during the day. At the end, we’ll show you daily patterns in your mental health. You may earn up to $25/week for…

Research on Family and Home Technology Use

Our research study examines how people 65+ and their support network use internet-connected devices in their homes to stay connected and to care for each other while living apart.Participating in this study consists of a 90 minute group interview over Zoom with an individual aged…

GEMs in RUBI

Researchers at Seattle Children’s are looking for caregivers of children without autism spectrum disorder or challenging behaviors (e.g., aggression, destruction) to take part in a 30-minute online survey study and a one-time in-person EEG and cognitive assessment visit. The goal of this study is to…

We examine the impact of cannabis use on work-related phenomena

The University of Washington Foster School of Business is studying how cannabis use influences people’s behavior at work. If you are 21 years of age or older and you are a light cannabis user, you may be eligible. The study could be completed in an…

Immune Response to Shingrix Vaccination

The University of Washington Virology Research Clinic is studying how the immune system reacts to the shingles vaccine. If you are 60 years of age or older and have not yet received the shingles vaccine, you may be eligible. The study will last up to…

Effects of blindness on the ability to process visual, tactile and auditory processing

Dr. Ione Fine at the University of Washington is looking for subjects for a study that examines the effects of blindness on the ability to process tactile and auditory processing. Participants will be paid a minimum of $40 for the first hour of any visit…

Bilingual Word Learning Study

Early language skills are important for academic outcomes. We are investigating how bilingual learners develop two languages. We want to know what types of language exposure children hear in English and Spanish, how children interact with their parents in English and Spanish at home, and…

ABC-CT CS

This is a multicenter longitudinal study that aims to validate a set of measures that were previously identified as promising candidate biomarkers and/or sensitive and reliable objective measures of social function in ASD for potential use in clinical trials. The confirmation study will repeat the…

NAD+ Study

Join our NAD+ study Be a part of groundbreaking NAD+ research. Essential for life, your body makes NAD+ naturally, and it can have profound effects on your health and lifespan. This study takes a deep look at thousands of measurements in your blood to see…

Mobile Support Intervention for Healthy Eating

We are looking for adults age 65 and older who are interested in healthy eating. The primary purpose of this study is to evaluate a new mobile intervention that allows people to track their diet and receive personalized recommendations. If you are interested and want…

Symptom Persistence and QOL Impacts Following COVID-19 Infection

In the United States (US), reports document over 47 million cases and more than 760,000 deaths, costing nearly $17 trillion in 2020 (Centers for Disease Control [CDC], 2020; Cutler & Summers, 2020). While the magnitude of the problem remains unknown, knowing the sheer number of…

COVID-19 and workers in the food industry

People working in the food industry (groceries, restaurants, food delivery, factories) during COVID have had a higher risk of getting the illness. Researchers at the University of Washington and Indiana University are interviewing people working in food service, delivery, or provision to understand their work…

Golden Age Activity Survey

This research study is a collaboration between the University of Wyoming and the University of Washington. We are asking you to complete this survey because you are over the age of 65 years. The purpose of this survey is to better understand various health behaviors…

Doxy PEP

The purpose of this study is to understand if taking an antibiotic called doxycycline by mouth as soon as possible after sexual contact without a condom can reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis. The study will also look…

Partially Remote Cognition and Learning Study

The Cognition and Cortical Dynamics Laboratory at the University of Washington is recruiting healthy English-Chinese bilingual participants for a study that occurs over 7 weeks where individuals will be tested on a battery of language and cognitive measures, followed by 6 weeks of computer programming…

Contribute to advancing brain health. Help dementia patients. Learn more about your own health

The purpose of this pilot study is to record the daily human activities, and to develop predictive models of physical activity. We hope this study will enable researchers to test and validate new technologies that may subsequently be used to study and inform researchers and…

THC in Pregnancy

The purpose of this study is to better understand how exposure to the hormones estradiol and cortisol influence the body’s processing of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive component of cannabis. THC use is increasingly common among pregnant women, and it is not known how exposure…

Family Caregiver Research Study

We are seeking caregivers who provide care for family members with dementia and pain to participate in a research study at Weill Cornell Medicine. This study is evaluating the “Pain Identification and Communication Toolkit (PICT)”, a novel intervention to help caregivers recognize and communicate about…

Parenting during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The aim of the proposed study is to examine the experience of parents of school-age children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Parents are filling multiple conflicting roles during this pandemic as they juggle their own jobs and the new role of teacher to their child(ren), while…

Seattle COVID-Cohort Study at the VTU

This study will assess the immune responses to SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 in three different groups. The body fights infection by producing different types of white blood cells that defend against foreign substances like viruses and bacteria. This process is called an immune response. The immune system responds...

Relationship Study

The Center for the Science of Social Connection is conducting a study at the University of Washington is conducting research to better understand how people relate to each other. We are interested in learning how relationships with people can change overtime under the scope of…

SEARCH HDL CVD Study

The Diabetes Research team at Seattle Children’s is recruiting young adults ages 18-24 without diabetes for a research study to help us learn more heart health in young adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Young adults with diabetes are at increased risk of…

Infant Brain Imaging Study – Brain Development in Down Syndrome (IBIS)

The Infant Brain Imaging Study, or IBIS, is a research study of brain development in infants and children. The IBIS Network is a consortium of researchers across North America, including the University of Washington, that work together to discover early changes in brain development of…

PLOT Study – Profiling Language Learning Over Time

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. Our current study focuses on how children learn…

Vit K Supplementation Study

The overall goal of the study is to help find out if genetic make-up affects how the body stores Vitamin K when Vitamin K intake from the diet changes. In Phase I of the study, we will test for certain markers in your DNA through…

Lung Responses to Infection

The airspaces of our lungs are guarded by alveolar macrophages, which are very specialized infection-fighting cells that ingest and kill most inhaled bacteria and release substances that control inflammatory responses in the lungs. However, there are some bacteria that are able to survive and replicate...

Blood and Lung Responses to Infection

The overall goal of this project is to study the inflammatory response of lung and blood cells to infection with Burkholderia pseudomallei. As a part of our study, we ask eligible individuals to undergo a blood draw and a bronchoscopy (a procedure to obtain cells…

MRI-based biomarkers for ALS

The purpose of this study is to identify possible brain or spinal cord differences in participants with ALS compared to participants without ALS. Research shows that 90 to 95 percent of ALS cases occur at random, with only 5-10 percent of ALS cases being inherited….

Understanding Speech Production

This protocol includes studies of the control and coordination of speech production. Various hypotheses are being investigated in our laboratory with the common aim of improving our understanding of the processes and mechanisms underlying normal and disordered speech. The common procedure across these studies consists…

Pathway to Prevention study of the development of type 1 diabetes

TrialNet’s Pathway to Prevention studies the development of type 1 diabetes, and screens relatives of people with type 1 diabetes for their risk of developing the disease. Relatives of people with type 1 diabetes have about a 3 to 4 percent chance of being positive…

the FRESH study: Frequency of Eating and its Effects on Satiety and Health

How many times a day should we eat, and why? How big or small should our meals be, and why? How does meal frequency affect appetite? If you are a healthy adult, you may be able to help researchers at Fred Hutch answer these important…

Communication Studies Participant Pool

The purpose of the Communication Studies Participant Pool is to collect the names and contact information of individuals interested in participating in research studies, and to distribute that information to participating researchers. Researchers will contact potential participants directly and explain their study, including eligibility requirements,…

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