• Join a Research Study

    Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s conduct hundreds of studies each year to figure out why people get sick and what treatments might help them. Discoveries researchers make in the lab can lead to even better treatments and ways to prevent diseases from happening in the first place. Did you know you could be part of the process of helping our scientists solve medical mysteries? You can participate by joining a research study. Here’s what we’re recruiting volunteers for now.

    Does Your Child Have ADD or ADHD?

    8- to 12-year-olds Needed for a Research Study

    What: The purpose of this research study is to understand brain development in children with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) compared to typical children who do not have ADD, ADHD or other behavioral conditions. The focus is on learning more about the brain’s abilities to control coordinated hand and finger movements.

    Who: 8- to 12-year-olds who have been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD, are right-handed AND, have no significant neurological, developmental or psychiatric diagnoses.

    Compensation: Families will receive up to $50 per day (for 2 days) for their participation.

    Details: Contact Cameron Laue at cameron.laue@cchmc.org or 513-803-7296.

    TechnoTeens Study

    Healthy Teen Girls 12 to 15 Years Old Needed for Internet Research Study

    What: The purpose of this research study is to better understand the ways
    in which teen girls use different types of media and the Internet.

    Who: Healthy teen girls 12 to 15 years old may be eligible to participate.

    Compensation: Families will receive up to $390 for time and effort.

    Details: Contact Jackie Barnes at jaclyn.barnes@cchmc.org.

    EE G Comparison Study

    Has Your Child Had a Recent Concussion?

    What: This research study will compare the EE G (electro-encephalography - a noninvasive test which records the electrical activity along the scalp) pattern in the brain of children who have had a concussion with that of children who have not had a concussion.

    Who: Children and teens 8 to 17 years old who have had a concussion within the last 10 days may be eligible to participate.

    Details: Contact Kim Barber Foss at kim.foss@cchmc.org or 513-636-5971.