Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine's (CNRM) clinical research studies include both military and civilian participants, with or without traumatic brain injury (TBI, also known as concussion) or posttraumatic stress (PTS), who are 18 and older. Those with military experience can be active or reserve component, veterans or retirees. We welcome those who have symptoms of TBI/concussion or PTS, as well as family and friends to participate, and together we can make a difference.
How can I participate in a CNRM clinical research study?
Please click here to contact us or call us toll free at 1-855-TBI-CNRM (1-855-824-2676). Also, please let us know if there is a particular clinical research study in which you would like to participate.
What should I expect if I contact someone?
When you contact us, our research coordinator will conduct a brief phone screen and determine your eligibility for current CNRM clinical research studies. This will help us understand your needs and match you with the studies that are best suited to your interests. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. Upon completion of the phone screening, the research coordinator will either refer you to the clinical research studies that you may be eligible for or inform you that you currently do not meet eligibility for participation.
Does contacting CNRM require me to enroll in a study?
No. Your participation is completely voluntary. You may make an informed decision about taking part in a study. Before you agree to participate, a research team member will explain the clinical research to you, including the risks, benefits, your rights as a research participant, and answer any questions you may have.
Where does CNRM clinical research take place?
CNRM clinical research studies take place at military treatment facilities and civilian medical centers throughout the national capital area. Some clinical research studies may require that you reside within the national capital area, but other studies are able to accommodate participants from across the country. Please contact our research coordinator for more information.
What is the time commitment?
Each clinical research study is unique. The time commitment ranges from a single day up to periodic visits over the course of several years. The research coordinator will provide you with more information about study-specific time commitments.
Are there any risks to me, and if so, what are they?
The clinical research study team will review a consent form with you that will inform you of any associated risks, based on the particular individual clinical research study.
What benefits can I receive for taking part in a CNRM clinical research study?
Benefits and compensation for participation depend on the particular clinical research studies you take part in, and will be discussed with you by the study team. Participating in clinical research is a way that YOU can help to identify better ways to diagnose and treat TBI and PTS, which can in turn help those who have these conditions.