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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

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 you at work

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 70 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…

Period Tracking Habits

This study aims to understand period-tracking habits and behaviors in the context of the recent Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade (also known as Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization).To participate, please also indicate your interest by filling out this survey: https://ischooluw.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6DU5LFzpkDNbFhc.COMPENSATION: Participants…

Schistosomiasis Vaccine Study

We are currently recruiting participants for a clinical trial of an investigational vaccine against schistosomiasis. The trial is sponsored by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). Schistosomiasis is a disease caused by a worm-like parasite. Globally more than 200 million people are infected worldwide,…

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…

Medical crowdfunding experiences

We want to know more about why people donate to medical crowdfunding campaigns, and how they decide which campaigns to donate to. Medical crowdfunding is a method for raising money for health needs by asking for small donations from many people on sites like GoFundMe….

Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction

We are enrolling healthy control subjects with NO urinary dysfunction. The purpose of this study is to improve our understanding of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and to learn more about people’s experiences, along with how to measure different aspects of people with LUTS experiences….

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…

Preventing Skin Injury During Transport

Under military operational (battlefield) conditions, prolonged field care (PFC) occurs under austere conditions outside a fixed medical facility or in a field medical facility. Research indicates the median time for PFC is 10 hours (range 4-120 hours), before evacuation to a higher level of care….

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…

EFFECT OF TESTOSTERONE TREATMENT ON DRUG METABOLISM AND TRANSPORT

Your gender-affirming hormone therapy contains testosterone, a hormone that your body creates and uses naturally. Testosterone is prepared as a medication that you can take to increase your hormone levels. Changes in testosterone levels in your body may affect how your body processes certain medicines….

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…

The role of auditory feedback in control of the human voice

WE NEED YOUR HELP FOR RESEARCH ABOUT THE VOICE Who is doing the research? • Researchers in the Departments of Speech and Hearing Sciences. What is the research about? • We want to learn more about why some people develop voice disorders. We are studying…

Real-World Listening by Autistic Children

Researchers at the UW Bloedel Hearing Research Center want to learn about how the brain helps us listen in noisy real-world environments. This study is for 7 to 10-year-old children and parents. If you decide to participate in this research study, you and your child…

Real-World Listening for Children Who Wear Hearing Aids

Researchers at the UW Bloedel Hearing Research Center want to learn about how the brain helps us listen in noisy real-world environments. This study is for 4 to 18-year-old children and parents. If you decide to participate in this research study, you and your child...

Connectivity in the Brain and Autism (COBRA) Study

The COBRA study is exploring neurological, hemodynamic, and electrophysiological differences between Autistic and neurotypical individuals using vision as a model system. Participants will complete a clinical neurocognitive evaluation, 4 fMRI sessions, behavioral psychophysics experiments on a computer, and an EEG session. Depending on session length,…

WA Young Adult Riding and Driving Study

INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING? Fill out our contact form: http://uwstudy.com/yard_ps?AD=ITHS Visit our website for more information: https://sites.uw.edu/uwyard/ ABOUT US The Young Adult Riding and Driving (YARD) Study is an ongoing research study about young adults’ transportation habits and health behaviors. We are housed at the Center...

Working Memory Action Planning Choice

This is a two-part study that investigates relationships between working memory processes and action planning ability. This study requires two 90-minute sessions which should be completed on different days but within one week of each other. Participants will contact the researcher who will send them…

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…

Treatment for SARS-CoV-2 in High-Risk Adult Outpatients

The purpose of this study is to assess the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) or HCQ/azithromycin for the treatment of SARS-CoV-2 infection (the virus that causes COVID-19) in those adults who have been diagnosed with the virus. We plan on enrolling 635 participants from sites all…

Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 PEP

Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is defined as taking antimicrobial medication after being exposed or potentially exposed to an infectious agent to prevent becoming infected. PEP is routinely used for prevention of a variety of viral, bacterial, and parasitic infections, including influenza and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)….

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…

Pregnancy and Infant Health

University of Washington researchers, led by Drs. Natalia Kleinhans and Stephen Dager, are recruiting pregnant participants who have not used marijuana during their first trimester and those who have used marijuana during their first trimester for a new study of prenatal development. Participants are not...

WEB Study (Weight Effects on Brain Health Study)

Study Description WEB study is a longitudinal study that will examine changes that may occur in the brain following obesity treatment. We are currently recruiting: People with BMI of 18.5-24.9 and who meet other study criteria People planning to have weight loss surgery with their…

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…

Diesel exhaust, stress and health

We are interested in understanding how air pollution from traffic sources, like diesel exhaust, and mental stress affect your heart. We are looking for healthy men and women ages 20 – 49 years old. If you decide to take part in the study you will…

Bloodworks NW Blood Collecitons for Research

Volunteers Needed for Blood Product Collections Bloodworks is currently seeking volunteers for blood donations for research. The purpose of the study is to collect normal adult blood for use in research or reagent for production of engineered cells to treat patients with cancer. We do…

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….

Meal and Memory Study

We are learning more and more about the risks for Alzheimer’s disease every year, and that includes learning what foods are best at promoting brain health. It might be more complicated than ‘this food is good or bad.’ Dr. Angela Hanson, a geriatric physician at…

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…

HIV NEGATIVE volunteers needed for vaccine study

The Seattle HIV Vaccine Trials Unit is looking for volunteers to participate in studies to help find a vaccine to prevent HIV. We hope to evaluate vaccine candidates for safety and the ability to stimulate immune responses in participants. The ideal vaccine for global use…

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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