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Become a research participant

As a research participant at Neuroscience Research Australia, you will play a critical role in helping us advance the treatment and understanding of many diseases and conditions. By donating your time, you will help us provide excellence in the care of others.

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We are currently seeking healthy research participants

Register as a healthy research participant here

Although our research focuses on understanding disorders of the brain and nervous system, we also need healthy participants over the age of 18 years. Healthy participants are essential to our research as a comparison group to measure the changes in affected individuals.

How often will we need you?

We will ask you participate in a research project on average every other year. Occasionally, we may ask you to participate more often, but never more than three times per year. Participation is always entirely voluntary on each occasion.

What is involved?

Once enrolled as a research participant, we may invite you to take part in one or more research studies or activities such as:

  • interviews or questionnaires
  • cognitive assessments
  • physical tests
  • physiological recordings
  • imaging studies
  • collection of saliva or blood samples

In each instance, we will provide you with full details of the proposed study and ask for your written consent prior to participation. In most studies, you may be eligible for reimbursement of any expenses you may incur (e.g. parking or travel-related costs).

If you would like to register or find out more, please complete the online registration form, contact us on 02 9399 1155 or email us at volunteers@neura.edu.au.

Download our Research Participant Information Brochure (PDF)


We are currently seeking participants for the following research studies:

(Please click on the links below for more information and contact details)

Healthy adults:

People with stroke:

People with chronic lower back pain (LBP):

People with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS):

People with high-level spinal cord injuries:

People experiencing dizziness:

People with mood disorders:

People with schizophrenia:

People with Parkinson's disease:

People with restless legs syndrome:

Children and adolescents:


Are you thinking of participating and need to have an MRI?

Here's what to expect if you will be having an MRI scan as part of your study.


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