Research studies help us learn more about medical conditions and come up with better treatments. Ultimately, studies help us find cures for diseases. Learn how you can help by joining a research study.

Autism and social life

What: Researchers want to learn more about the social lives of kids with autism spectrum disorders.
Who: Kids ages 10 to 17 who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, are verbal and have fluent language skills and have a parent available to participate.
Pay: Families will receive a $20 gift card for completing surveys during the 60- to 90-minute visit.
Details: Contact Carrie Thomas at carrie.thomas@cchmc.org or 513-803-3580.

Teen sleep study

What: The study will explore how teenagers are affected by not getting enough sleep.
Who: Healthy 14- to 16-year-olds who do not drink a lot of caffeine (no more than two soft drinks or one coffee per day) may be eligible to participate.
When: Study visits will take place Aug. 6 to 25.
Pay: Families will be paid up to $225 for time and travel.
Details: Contact Julie Field at julie.field@cchmc.org or 513-636-5360.

Sleep study for kids with epilepsy

What: Scientists want to know whether giving a dietary supplement to children with epilepsy will improve their sleep and provide better seizure control.
Who: Children ages 6 to 11 who have seizures may be eligible to participate.
Pay: Families will receive up to $750 for time and travel.
Details: Contact Twila Rogers at twila.rogers@cchmc.org or 513-636-0599.