About This Study

People in good health are invited to participate as a research study volunteer. Study participants play a vital role in biomedical research by helping scientists advance knowledge and better understand, treat, and ultimately, improve health.

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is conducting this study to create a list of healthy research volunteers who are interested in participating in additional NIMH studies. Data from healthy research volunteers compared to data from those with mental health conditions can help us understand why some people are affected while others are not.

We invite adults in good health, 18 years or older, to participate in the online part of the study by:

  • Registering and consenting to be in the study
  • Completing questions about your medical and mental health

Volunteers for the study will first register and consent to participate, then complete online questionnaires which will take about 20 minutes. They can save and come back to the questionnaires, if needed.

After completing questionnaires, those who are eligible for a clinical assessment may be invited to the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland for an in-person appointment. This part of the study may include:

  • Consenting to participate in a clinical assessment and optional MRI/MEG
  • Psychological and cognitive assessments
  • Mental health evaluation
  • Physical exam, blood and urine tests
  • Learning about the optional brain scan (MRI) and MEG for this volunteer study

There is no cost to participate and compensation is provided for the in-person clinical assessment. To join the study, register and consent here.

If you have any questions, please contact us

researchvolunteer@mail.nih.gov, 240-665-0697
Principal Investigator: Joyce Chung, MD
Protocol #: 17-M-0181