Who can participate?
Our studies are open to all who are 18 years of age and older. However, to take part in some studies, you might have to have a history of traumatic brain injury,concussion, symptoms of posttraumatic stress and/or be a combat veteran.
What should I expect?
Once you contact us, our Research Coordinator will do a brief phone screen that will help us understand your needs and match you accordingly to the study/studies that are best suited for you. You will also have the opportunity to ask or address any concerns you may have about participating in our research studies. Once you are placed in a study you will be able to be seen by medical experts that will conduct the tests.
What are my rights as a research participant?
As a research participant, you have a number of rights. First and foremost, you have the right to make an informed decision about taking part in a study. Before you enroll in a study, the doctor will explain the research to you, including the risks and benefits. If you decide to take part, you may still change your mind and withdraw at any time for any reason.
What is the study’s purpose?
Each study has a different method of testing that allows our researchers to break new ground in trying to improve the evaluation and care of military and civilian traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Posttraumatic Stress (PTS).
What is the time commitment?
The time commitment for each study varies from a day to several years. The research coordinator will be able to inform you based on your initial phone screen.
Are there any risks to me, and if so, what are they?
The coordinator will go over a consent form with you that will inform you of any associated risks.
Where is CNRM located?
Our administrative offices are located in Rockville, Maryland, but our studies take place at medical centers and military treatment facilities throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area.