Neuroscience investigators at Keck Medicine of USC are currently seeking and accepting patients for numerous clinical trials and research studies – in a whole new way. USC recently partnered with the Brain Health Registry which is a free online project that aims to reduce the time and high costs associated with recruitment for clinical trials. By signing up, answering a few questions, and completing online brain tests from your own home computer, you could help accelerate brain related discoveries and cures.
The Brain Health Registry is led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and it’s the first online neuroscience project of this scale. The number of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, brain injuries and brain disorders is staggering. USC neurosciences’ world renowned team is committed to making significant advances in their field, and the Brain Health Registry will help investigators efficiently push trials and research studies to new heights.
The Brain Health Registry seeks to match qualified volunteers with clinical trials, saving time and money compared to traditional recruitment methods. Data collected will help scientists identify ideal candidates for clinical trials and research studies. Participants in the Brain Health Registry may be notified about clinical trials and research studies at Keck Medicine of USC if they meet specific study entry criteria.
How it works
Once enrolled in the Brain Health Registry, volunteers are asked to answer online questionnaires about their medical history, current health and lifestyle. They are also asked to complete brain tests that are a lot like playing games and access thinking and memory. Each step takes just a few minutes, and privacy is always protected. Anyone over the age of 18 can participate.