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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

  • 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......

  • Study Purpose The Building Research Across Virtual Engagement (BRAVE) Study is a feasibility study of online interactive webinars focused on mental wellness for Black and Asian adults during COVID-19. The purpose of this feasibility study is to: – Examine whether Black and Asian adults living......

  • This study seeks to understand more about decisions that occur during drinking and the factors that influence them that lead to unwanted consequences in young adults. Participant Eligibility Young adults aged 18-24 who live in the Seattle Metropolitan area and who have drank alcohol in......

  • BEAM study is a longitudinal study that is trying to learn more about the role the brain plays in appetite and body weight changes in children. We are recruiting healthy children who are willing to participate in the study activities. All participants will have one......

  • Washington State University’s Sleep and Performance Research Center is recruiting participants for an at-home sleep monitoring study. The study is seeking normal sleepers or insomniacs, who are 18-65 years old and have access to an iPhone for daily use. All study-related equipment will be provided.......

  • 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......

  • 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......

  • 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......

  • The survey will ask questions about you, your health, your home and household, and changes to your thoughts, behaviors, and social interactions potentially related to social distancing. More information may be found at our website: https://sites.psu.edu/stresshealth/participant-information/ Participant Eligibility To participate, volunteers must be… *18 years......

  • 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......

  • UW Medicine and Bloodworks Northwest are seeking adult volunteers who have recovered from documented SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) infection to be considered for donation of plasma. Plasma is the liquid component of blood that contains various proteins. Antibodies are proteins in plasma that defend your body against......

  • 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......

  • 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).......

  • 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......

  • What if we could detect whether or not you’re getting sick just from information you already collect on your smartphone? The University of Washington is recruiting 25,000 volunteers age 19 and older to help us see if information from your smartphone can help us detect......

  • This protocol includes studies investigating the mechanisms involved in the integration of sensory information and central motor commands for the control of speech. Various hypotheses are being investigated with the common aim of improving our understanding of the processes and mechanisms underlying normal and disordered......

  • 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......

  • Asthma is a condition where people experience symptoms of wheezing and shortness of breath in response to exposures such as allergens and exercise. There are many people who have allergies to substances in the environment such as pollen or grasses, but only some of the......

  • 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......

  • 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......

  • University of Washington researchers, led by Natalia Kleinhans, 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 required to use marijuana......

  • An active lifestyle reduces risk for breast cancer. The ACE study will investigate how a 45-minute bout of moderate exercise can affect the biology of the human body, which could explain how exercise reduces breast cancer risk. If you are interested in participating you will......

  • The UW Division of Rheumatology is looking for healthy adult volunteers with no history of rheumatic disease to donate blood and other bodily fluids to the Rheumatic Disease Biorepository. These blood samples will serve as healthy controls that UW researchers can then use to compare......

  • The University of Washington is conducting a research study called the Estia Study to see if playing “brain games” can improve mood, memory, and concentration in adults between 45 and 75 years of age who have symptoms of depression. If you qualify for this study,......

  • WEB study is a longitudinal study that will examine changes that may occur in the brain following obesity treatment. We are currently recruiting people who are eligible to participate in the behavioral weight loss intervention (BMI greater than 30, determined by phone screen). All participants......

  • We are looking for volunteers to participate in an 8-week study that uses a private Facebook discussion group. Your participant will help us to better understand the aging-related bodily experiences of older adults and facilitate the design of resources to facilitate health management. For additional......

  • We aim to understand hearing problems that are not detected in standard clinical practice. The purpose is to identify early signs of noise exposure damage which are not currently identified on a standard hearing test. This involves studying groups of normal hearing people who do,......

  • 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......

  • 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......

  • This clinical trial is an experimental research study using a potential new form of birth control for men who want to avoid a pregnancy with their sexual partner. The study product is a combination hormone gel containing Nestorone and Testosterone for men to apply on......

  • Burkholderia pseudomallei causes the tropical infection melioidosis. Melioidosis usually manifests as pneumonia or sepsis and is endemic in northeast Thailand and found in other parts of Southeast Asia as well as northern Australia. The purpose of our study is to characterize the immune and inflammatory......

  • The purpose of the study is to learn more about the development of gestational diabetes. Participant Eligibility Pregnant with singleton Aged 18-40 Plan to deliver at UW No history of bariatric surgery Able to have MRI No anti-glycemic medications Contact Suchi Chandrasekaran, MD (206) 670-1268...

  • Malaria is a deadly disease that affects 300-500 million people every year. We hope to develop vaccines and medicines to prevent and limit malaria disease and deaths. The Seattle Malaria Clinical Trials Center is looking for volunteers to take part in an upcoming research study......

  • 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 22 – 49 years old. If you decide to take part in the study you will......

  • 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......

  • 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.......

  • 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......

  • The purpose of this study is to test how safe DMAU is and how well it is tolerated when given to men as an injection. This study will also look at how the medication is metabolized in the body (how fast it is absorbed into......

  • 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......

  • 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 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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