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PARTICIPATE NOW

Are you eager to participate in a MATR study right now?

Information about how to participate is included in each listing, but feel free to call the MATR at 1-800-872-8946 for more information. Be sure to keep an eye on this page to look for new studies that come up! See our Current Studies webpage for additional information about these studies which we are currently recruiting as well as other MATR-related studies. And as always, thank you for your willingness to consider participating!

ADOLESCENT BRAIN COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT (ABCD) STUDY

NEW Study opportunity for adolescent twins...

National Institutes of Health (NIH) has funded groundbreaking research being carried out by a consortium of 21 academic agencies. Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is ONE of only four twin sites recruiting for this study that hopes to provide unique insight into the brain and cognitive development starting in childhood.

Participants the study will need include:

Study participation involves:

If interested:

Contact the Mid-Atlantic Twin Registry (MATR) and let us know that you want to learn more about the ABCD Study. Please let us know the full names and DOB of the twin pair. Parents, please provide your full name as well. You can reach us at:

TEXT 4 THOUGHTS (T4T) STUDY

NEW Study opportunity for adolescent and young adult twins...

University of Michigan’s Dr. Cristina Bares is working on an innovative study investigating the impact that daily changes in mood have on driving certain behavior choices. This study is funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Participants the study will need include:

Study participation involves:

If interested:

Contact the Mid-Atlantic Twin Registry (MATR) and let us know that you want to learn more about the Text 4 Thoughts Study. Please let us know the full names and DOB of the twin pair. Parents of juvenile twins, please provide your full name as well. You can reach us at:

MATR SURVEY FOR ADULTS

***The MATR Survey for Adults is in re-development using an updated software application. Once ready, all registered adult twins will be eligible to complete the survey. The survey will collect basic health and behavioral information. The answers to the survey questions will be kept by the MATR and will help us determine if you are eligible to participate in future studies looking into specific conditions or behaviors. If you are interested in participating once the survey is ready, please follow the link below to our Update Contact Info & Research Interests online form.

Please click HERE to update your contact information using a secure online form