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Join paid study on sleep, performance, gut health

The purpose of this study is to evaluate how sleep loss affects your ability to think and changes the helpful bacteria living in your gut. We are also testing how a prebiotic diet alters how you and the bacteria living in your gut respond to sleep loss and being awake at night. This research will help us to create treatments and strategies for people working long hours under stressful conditions at night.

You may be eligible for this study if you:

  • Are a healthy male or female
  • Ages 18-35

Study visits include:

  • Consent appointment at the Sleep Laboratory
  • Medical screening appointment at Boulder’s CTRC
  • An actiwatch appointment at the Sleep Laboratory
  • Two application appointments of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) sensors
  • Two outpatient food pickups in Aurora
  • Two laboratory visits spanning 3.7 days each, with 17 days in between visits at the CU Boulder Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory

Main procedures involved:

  • Consumption of prebiotic and placebo supplement
  • Sleep loss
  • Blood draws
  • Computer testing
  • Biological specimen sampling

Compensation is up to $2,451.

Students needed for wellness study

The Research on Affective Disorders and Development Lab is conducting research on wellness and stress coping in CU students. We want to understand what makes CU students resilient or vulnerable to stress, and explore how peer-based programs may foster wellness.

The study includes a few different parts:

  • Everyone in the study will be sent a series of electronic surveys three times over the course of the year.
  • Some qualifying participants will also complete two in-person research visits, which include an interview about life experiences, a set of computer games, and a neuroimaging scan.
  • Participants who are using Peer Wellness Coaching services at CU may choose to share information about their coaching experience with our research team (but you do not have to be using Peer Wellness Coaching to participate in the study). 

The study takes place over the course of a full year, and you will be compensated for your participation (maximum of $504 to $608 for completing all parts of the study).

If you’re interested in learning more, contact the RADD Lab at raddlab@colorado.edu, 303-735-8306, or complete our web screen at raddlab.com/participate. 

Join sleep study: Compensation up to $750

Are you ages 18-35 and healthy? 

CU Boulder is seeking participants for a research study investigating how sleep loss affects decision-making and your body’s ability to digest and process the foods you eat. 

Participants must be healthy adults, ages 18-35, who normally sleep less than 6.5 hours per night during the school/work week. Participants will complete six laboratory visits at the CU Boulder Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory and six weeks of at-home sleep monitoring. Four of the visits will last between 0.5-2.5 hours, and two of the visits will last about one day.

Compensation up to $750. Get study details.

For questions email the Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory at sleep.study@colorado.edu.

Adults ages 35-55 needed for paid study on hearing, cardiovascular disease

Volunteers are needed for a study at the Hearing and Epidemiology and Research Diagnostics Laboratory investigating potential effects of cardiovascular health on the auditory system. 

We are recruiting adults ages 35-55 years with two or more of the following: Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol or use of cholesterol-lowering medication, high-blood pressure or use of blood-pressure-lowering medication, or current tobacco smoker. 

Participants will receive a comprehensive hearing evaluation and physical examination with blood draw. Participants are compensated $15 per hour for up to five hours of testing. 

Interested? Email Amy Sanders at heardlab@colorado.edu or call 303-735-7127 to see if you qualify or for more information. 

For parents: Cognitive Development Center offers fun research projects for kids

The Cognitive Development Center in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is looking for children ages birth to 13 years old who are interested in playing games that will help teach us about self-control, language and cognitive strategies. 

A visit, scheduled at your convenience, lasts about 60 minutes. Babysitting is available for siblings. Parents are compensated for travel, and kids receive a fun prize.

To sign up, please do one of the following:

  • Visit our website.
  • Email cogdevctr@colorado.edu with your child’s name, gender, date of birth, and parent contact information (address, phone number, email address).
  • Call us at 303-492-6389.

For more information, feel free to check out our Facebook page and website

Are you aged 18–45 and healthy?

Hello world

Join our research study on light exposure and the body clock.

This study is about how typical artificial indoor lighting versus a simulation of a natural sunset influences the timing of the human body clock. The body clock controls 24-hour patterns of physiology such as sleep and hormone release. This work will have important implications for determining how implementation of new lighting technology can be used to promote sleep.

We are looking for healthy men and women, ages 18–45, to participate in a study lasting approximately 15 days, consisting of wearing an activity tracking watch at home and two laboratory visits of about seven hours each at the CU Boulder Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory.

Compensation up to $200.

For study details, email sleep.study@colorado.edu and ask about the Simulated Sunset study.

Join sleep study, earn up to $750

Are you aged 18–35 and healthy? CU Boulder is seeking participants for a research study investigating how sleep loss affects decision-making and your body’s ability to digest and process the foods you eat. 

Participants must be healthy adults, ages 18–35, who normally sleep less than 6.5 hours per night during the school/work week. Participants will complete six laboratory visits at the CU Boulder Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory and six weeks of at-home sleep monitoring. Four of the visits will last between 0.5–2.5 hours, and two of the visits will last about one day.

Compensation up to $750.

Get study details. Email the Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory at sleep.study@colorado.edu with questions.

Join paid study on sleep, performance, gut health

The purpose of this study is to evaluate how sleep loss affects your ability to think and changes the helpful bacteria living in your gut. We are also testing how a prebiotic diet alters how you and the bacteria living in your gut respond to sleep loss and being awake at night. This research will help us to create treatments and strategies for people working long hours under stressful conditions at night.

You may be eligible for this study if you:

  • Are a healthy male or female
  • Ages 18–35

Study visits include:

  • Consent appointment at the Sleep Laboratory
  • Medical screening appointment at Boulder’s CTRC
  • An actiwatch appointment at the Sleep Laboratory
  • Two application appointments of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) sensors
  • Two outpatient food pickups in Aurora
  • Two laboratory visits spanning 3.7 days each, with 17 days in between visits at the CU Boulder Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory

Main procedures involved:

  • Consumption of prebiotic and placebo supplement
  • Sleep loss
  • Blood draws
  • Computer testing
  • Biological specimen sampling

 Compensation is up to $2,451.

Are you ages 18-45 and healthy?

Hello world

Join our research study on light exposure and the body clock.

This study is about how typical artificial indoor lighting versus a simulation of a natural sunset influences the timing of the human body clock. The body clock controls 24-hour patterns of physiology such as sleep and hormone release. This work will have important implications for determining how implementation of new lighting technology can be used to promote sleep.

We are looking for healthy men and women, ages 18-45, to participate in a study lasting approximately 15 days, consisting of wearing an activity tracking watch at home and two laboratory visits of about seven hours each at the CU Boulder Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory.

Compensation up to $200.

For study details, email sleep.study@colorado.edu and ask about the Simulated Sunset study.

Join paid sleep study

Hello world

Are you aged 18-35 and healthy?

CU Boulder is seeking participants for a research study investigating how sleep loss affects decision-making and your body’s ability to digest and process the foods you eat.

Participants must be healthy adults, ages 18-35, who normally sleep less than 6.5 hours per night during the school/work week. Participants will complete six laboratory visits at the CU Boulder Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory and six weeks of at-home sleep monitoring. Four of the visits will last between 0.5-2.5 hours, and two of the visits will last about one day.

Compensation up to $750.

Get study details: https://redcap.ucdenver.edu/surveys/?s=3PHMAJRHMP

For questions email the Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory at sleep.study@colorado.edu

For parents: Cognitive Development Center offers fun research projects for kids

The Cognitive Development Center in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is looking for children ages birth to 13 years old who are interested in playing games that will help teach us about self-control, language and cognitive strategies.

A visit, scheduled at your convenience, lasts about 60 minutes. Babysitting is available for siblings. Parents are compensated for travel, and kids receive a fun prize.

To sign up, please do one of the following:

Visit our website. https://www.colorado.edu/cognitivedevelopment/help-us-explore-cognitive… Email cogdevctr@colorado.edu with your child’s name, gender, date of birth and parent contact information (address, phone number, email address). Call us at 303-492-6389.

For more information, feel free to check out our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/CognitiveDevelopmentCenter/) and website (http://www.colorado.edu/cognitivedevelopment/).

Participate in a study on cannabis and anxiety

OASIS

Observational Anxiety Study on Inflammation and Stress (OASIS)

In this study, we want to understand how varying levels of cannabinoids (e.g., THC and CBD) impacts things like your anxiety and mood. To better understand how varying levels of cannabinoids in the body are related to your health, we ask you to provide blood samples.

You will be compensated up to $300 for your participation.

You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:

  • Are 21–70 years old
  • Experience anxiety
  • Are using or have used cannabis and would like to use it to cope with anxiety or are not using cannabis and would not like to use it to cope with anxiety

This study involves: 

  • 2 appointments at our lab facility in Boulder
  • 1 appointment in our mobile lab (we drive to your street, 30 miles or less from Boulder)
  • 4 blood draws and 2 microbiome samples
  • Brief and confidential cognitive tasks and questionaries

Fill out our survey here.

If you are interested or have any other questions, please contact the CU Change research lab at 303-492-0288 or oasis.custudy@gmail.com.

Participate in a study on cannabis edibles, chronic low back pain

PRISM

Pain Research: Innovative Strategies with Marijuana (PRISM)

In this study, we want to understand how edible cannabinoids (e.g., THC and CBD) impact health and symptoms of chronic low back pain. To better understand how varying levels of cannabinoids in the body are related to your health, we ask you to provide blood samples.

You will be compensated up to $220 for your participation.

You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:

  • Are 21–70 years old
  • Have used cannabis at least once in your life
  • Experience chronic low back pain
  • Have not used cannabis to treat your pain but are interested in trying edibles to manage your pain

This study involves:

  • 1 appointment scheduled at our lab facility in Boulder
  • 1 appointment scheduled in our mobile lab facility (comes to your street)
  • 4 small blood samples
  • Brief and confidential cognitive tasks and questionnaires

Fill out our survey here. If you are interested or have any other questions, please contact the CU Change research lab at 303-492-0288 or prism.custudy@gmail.com.

Participants needed for cognitive science study

Researchers at the Institute of Cognitive Science are seeking men and women volunteers to participate in a research study investigating how technology can either facilitate or hinder teams performing tasks.

The experiment will take approximately 1.5 hours. Participants will be compensated $50. Participants will also earn money through performance in the task.

If you are interested in participating or for more information, please contact Lucca Eloy at lucca.eloy@colorado.edu.

Volunteers needed for cardiovascular research study

The Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory is looking for volunteers to study the potential health aging effects of nicotinamide riboside supplementation on blood pressure and physiological function.

Requirements:

  • Age 50–79 years
  • Higher than normal blood pressure
  • Willing to undergo a three-month period taking nicotinamide riboside or placebo pills

Benefits include:

  • Blood pressure screening
  • Detailed blood panel (cholesterol, glucose, etc.)
  • Monetary compensation for time

If interested, call 303-492-2485 or email nrstudy@colorado.edu.