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Children: Healthy Volunteers

Join a Research Study: Healthy Volunteers

How Does Puberty Affect Brain Development?

Your healthy child age 8, 12, or 13 is invited to participate in an NIH outpatient research study that examines how puberty affects brain development. Participation includes 1-3 day outpatient visits to the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland every 8-10 months until age 17, for a physical examination, body measurements, questionnaires, MRI scans, blood draws, urine collection and x-rays. Participants must NOT have any chronic medical or psychiatric illnesses, nor be on any long-term medication. Parents must agree to their child’s participation. Evaluations and research procedures are free of cost. Compensation is provided. Call for information and eligibility criteria. 

To find out if you qualify, email NIMH or call 1-301-496-9576 [TTY: 1-866-411-1010].

Join a Research Study: Healthy Volunteers

Investigation of how genes and the environment affect brain development

Researchers are enrolling healthy participants, ages 6 and up. This brain development study takes place at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Research participation includes: Brain imaging, blood draw & skin biopsy, and learning & memory tests, and two outpatient visits.

There is no cost to participate and compensation is provided. Transportation assistance/reimbursement is provided. Parental permission is required for minors 18 and under.

To find out if you qualify, email NIMH or call 1-301-496-3334 [TTY: 1-866-411-1010].