Taking part in research related to aging is a great way to give back and to help advance scientific knowledge. Take a look at opportunities to participate in aging-related research at Colorado State University. If you see a study that sounds interesting, reach out to the contact person listed on the study flyer to request more information.
If you are interested in becoming a research volunteer, here are some things to know:
Eligibility:Keep in mind that research studies typically have a set of very specific criteria about who is eligible to take part. So, if you aren’t eligible for the studies listed at this time, please check back as the list will be updated as new opportunities arise.
Informed Consent:It is always your right as a research participant to ask any questions and be completely informed about expectations, responsibilities, potential risks and benefits before agreeing to take part.
What to Expect:There are many types of research studies – some involve a very brief time commitment, and others are longer or more involved. Some research studies provide compensation or incentives, and others request unpaid volunteers. Some studies involve surveys or interviews, while others involve the collection of biometric data. Be sure to ask questions so that you know what is expected of you ahead of time.