As a research participant at NeuRA, you will play a critical role in helping us advance the treatment and understanding of many diseases and conditions. If you are interested in a particular study click on the relevant link below: the study page will provide you with more detailed information and contact details.
Research projects you can volunteer for:
Habit Study (mild cognitive impairment) (subjective cognitive decline)
StandingTall Plus – Balance and Brain Training
Children and adolescents
Children’s Motorcycle and Off Road Vehicle Study
EMPATHY: An MRI study of emotion processing in boys with aggressive behavior and other conduct problems and boys without a history of mental health problems.
Online motor imagery task
Brain development in children and adolescents
Improving hand sensory and motor function after stroke (People with stroke)
Causes of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (People with obstructive sleep apnoea)
Improving rehabilitation after stroke (People with stroke)
Back Pain (People with new back pain and chronic back pain)
Mother-infant attachment (people with mood disorders)
Brain control of movement (people with Parkinson’s disease) (people with restless legs syndrome)
You can also volunteer as a general healthy research participant
Adults: Healthy participants are essential to our research as a comparison group, if you are over the age of 18 years you are eligible to volunteer. Register your interest as a healthy research volunteer here.
- Or download the Healthy Research Volunteer Registry Brochure to learn more (PDF 2MB)
Children and Adolescents: Parents and Guardians may also register their child to volunteer in research by completing the child and adolescent volunteer form here.
- Or download the Child and Adolescent Research Volunteer Registry Brochure to learn more (PDF 702 KB)
How often will we need you?
We will ask you participate on average every other year, 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 – having an MRI scan: what to expect
- 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 for adults here or the registration form for children and adolescents here.
You can also contact us on 02 9399 1155 or email us at email@example.com