Join a Research Study

Research positively impacts the lives of people every day, but research needs YOU. Too many studies end early because there aren't enough volunteers.
 
By taking part in a research study, you can try a potential new treatment that may be better than standard treatments available. You can help people who may suffer from the same disease or condition in the future. And you’ll be part of a research team that is working to advance scientific knowledge and discovery.
 
For more information about participating in clinical trials, read this FAQ about research studies or visit the UW Medicine website.
The following studies are looking for volunteers: 
The Engage Project for Patients and Therapists
The Engage Project is looking for people 60 years old and older who are struggling with low mood, concentration or energy. The project also needs therapists who are willing to learn new therapies for treating depression in older adults. The study is testing an easier, faster way of delivering a proven treatment for depression as well as testing a new therapy called Engage. Call 206.616.2129, email brighten@uw.edu or visit the Engage study recruitment page for more information. 
 
GOLD: Games to Overcome Late Life Depression
GOLD is testing the effectiveness of a therapeutic video game called Evo on treatment-resistant depression that causes impairment in concentration, focus and decision-making. In a small sample, we have found that older adults with depression who do not respond to antidepressants have significant improvement in mood and cognitive function after four weeks of playing Evo, improvement as good as that found with traditional therapy. If you are interested in participating in this study please visit our
study recruitment page, call 206.616.2129 or email brighten@uw.edu. Funded by NIMH.
 
Alcohol and PTSD Treatment Study
Are you drinking to numb the pain? Would you like to stop? The APT Study needs volunteers who have both alcohol problems and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to examine two different types of talk therapies. Our experienced therapists provide counseling at no cost. Call 206.543.0584 or email aptstudy@uw.edu for more information.
Project EPIC
Project EPIC is exploring the health-related behaviors, including alcohol use and sexual behaviors, among young adults in the United States. Participants can earn up to $200 in gift certificates and be entered in a drawing for an Apple iPad and $100 gift certificate. The confidential, online survey takes 30-45 minutes to complete. Men and women between the ages of 18 and 20 are eligible to participate. Call 206-543-0752, or email uwepic@uw.edu for more information. Conducted through the Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors at the University of Washington.
 
Project DART
Earn up to $150 in Amazon.com gift certificates by participating in a study on lifestyles and health behaviors! Project DART is creating a more accurate portrayal of young adults' health behaviors, including alcohol use, how social networking sites are being used, and of the transition into adulthood. We are recruiting men and women between the ages of 18 and 20 who live in the Seattle-area. The study is conducted primarily online with one in-person session conducted near the UW Seattle Campus. Call 206-543-0752, or email dartuw@uw.edu for more information. Conducted through the Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors at the University of Washington.