Buckeye Concussion Knowledge Survey (BUCKS)

Official Title
BUckeye Concussion Knowledge Survey (BUCKS)
Purpose

The purpose of this study is to examine health outcomes in former Ohio State University athletes who played a varsity sport during their time at OSU. The objective is to determine whether athletes who sustained a concussion have different health outcomes than those who did not sustain a concussion. Any former OSU varsity athlete can participate in a 20-minute online survey.

Could this study be right for you?
  • Anyone who has played a varsity sport as an undergraduate student at OSU, and they have now graduated (i.e., OSU athlete alumni). There are no other restrictions in terms of age, sex/gender, type of sport, etc.
Age Range
18 years and up

A Study about Blood Pressure Management in Patients with Primary Aldosteronism

Official Title
A Multicenter, Open-Label Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, and Effectiveness of CIN-107 for the Management of Blood Pressure in Patients with Primary Aldosteronism
Purpose

The purpose of this study is to see how the study drug CIN-107 works in managing blood pressure in patients with primary aldosteronism (PA), a hormone disorder which causes your body to produce too much of the hormone aldosterone.

The duration of this study is 74 weeks. 

Could this study be right for you?
  • Diagnosis of primary aldosteronism (PA)
  • Taking an MRA to control BP, such as Spironolactone or Eplerenone, or not yet taking an MRA
Age Range
18 and up

A Study to Learn More about Cellphone Use in Young Drivers

Official Title
Randomized Trial on Mobile Technology and Young Drivers' Cellphone Use
Purpose

The purpose of this study is to find out if a cell phone app affects driving behavior among young drivers. This information may help us develop public health and traffic safety strategies for young drivers.

 

 

Could this study be right for you?
  • 18-24 years old at the time of recruitment
  • Must have full Ohio driver's license
  • Must have ownership and exclusive access to a car
  • Must have car insurance with at least state-minimum coverage
  • Must live in the Greater Columbus Metropolitan Area
  • Must drive at least 3-4 days a week on average
  • Must have functioning iPhone or Android smartphone with an active phone service account (Ex: Verizon, AT&T, etc.)
  • Must not have a physical car insurance monitoring device or app installed
  • Must speak and read English
Age Range
18 - 24

Ohio Teen Driver Study

Official Title
Leveraging DRVN driver training app to reduce risky driving intentions in novice teen drivers
Purpose

The purpose of this study is to see if the bonus safety messages and the amount of app use predicts safe driving attitudes and behaviors at licensure. We are recruiting Ohio teens with learner's permits to use a free driver training app called DRVN. 

Could this study be right for you?
  • Must have learner's permit to drive in Ohio
Age Range
15 - 17

A Study about Booster Seat Comfort

Official Title
Booster Features that Influence Pediatric Posture and Comfort During Extended Time Periods 
Purpose

The purpose of this study is to determine how specific booster seat features, including seat pan geometry (booster height and length) and the inclusion of armrests, influence occupant comfort in belt-positioning booster seats (BPBs). This will be achieved through an analysis of comfort quantification methods and occupant posture and behavior under different booster conditions. 

The duration of this study is two hours long. 

Could this study be right for you?
  • Must be able to sit for 30 minutes at a time 
  • No allergy to athletic tape 
Age Range
5 - 12

Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Wearable Wrist Band in Reducing Symptoms of Nausea and Vomiting (WINNER Study)

Official Title
Evaluating the effect of a WearIng a TENS-device in NausEa Relief (The WINNER Study)
Purpose

The purpose of this study is to evaluate if this wearable device can help manage nausea in those who suffer from this problem chronically. 

If you choose to participate, then you will be given the study device to wear on your wrist for 12 weeks. In the weeks before and during this time, you will complete a series of daily and weekly questionnaires about your nausea symptoms, mood, sleep, and bowel habits.

Could this study be right for you?
  • Nausea going on for more than 2 months
  • 18 years or older
  • Able to understand English
  • Seen at OSU for their care
  • Able to complete surveys online using either smart phone or computer
Age Range
18 and up

A Study about Exploring Differences in Attentional Strategies between Autism Spectrum and Neurotypical Individuals in Visual Search Tasks

Official Title
Visual Search Strategy in Neurodivergent Populations
Purpose

The purpose of this study is to evaluate if people with autism are different from typical people in the way they pay attention and look for things. They use a special test called the Adaptive Choice Visual Search task to see how people search for things in a picture. In this study, we want to know if people with autism do better or worse than typical people and if they use different strategies to find things. We want to understand why some people with autism are better at paying attention when they look at things.

Could this study be right for you?
  • Male and females aged 18 to 40 years old
  • Normal/corrected vision and color vision
  • Autistic participants must be verbal and have an IQ > 70
Age Range
18 - 40

A Study to Investigate Where Franklin County Residents Overdose and What Supports They Need

Official Title
Where Do Franklin County Residents Overdose and What Supports Do They Need?
Purpose

The purpose of this study is to identify places where Franklin County residents have had an opioid-related overdose (e.g. home, workplace, coffee shop, grocery story). We also want to identify what resources people want to see in these places (e.g. NaloxBoxes, vending machines, a motion monitoring device) to help people stay safe.

Could this study be right for you?
  • Male and females aged 18 years or older
  • Resident of Franklin County
  • Experienced at least one overdose in Franklin County, OH between January 2021 and December 2022
  • You suspected your overdose was opioid-related or someone gave you Narcan
  • Willing to discuss your overdose experience in a one-on-one interview
  • Have access to a private room and an Internet connection, or able to travel to a local public library for the interview
Age Range
18 and up

Clinical Trial Testing if an FDA Approved Medication Changes Stress Responses

Official Title
Orexin Receptor Antagonists as Modulators of Threat Sensitivity in individuals with Alcohol Use Disorder
Purpose

The purpose of this study is to see if BELSOMRA, an FDA approved medication that is prescribed to treat insomnia, changes the body’s response to stress. Participation in the study includes 3 or 5 in-person lab visits (depending on randomization), which include EEG and MRI. Nearly all visits are 1.5 hours long, with the exception of one that is 4-5 hours in duration. Visits are flexible and scheduled at your convenience. Participants take the medication (or placebo) for 4 weeks, during which participation is only composed of virtual surveys via a smartphone app.

The total length of participation in the study is 1.5-2 months depending on scheduling/availability.

Could this study be right for you?

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 18-65 years old
  • Generally medically and physically healthy
  • Regular alcohol use

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, mania, or psychosis
  • Currently pregnant or trying to become pregnant (female)
  • Presence of ferrous-containing metal in the body
  • Inability to tolerate enclosed spaces
     

Exclusion Criteria varies, please contact Study Coordinator for more information.

Age Range
18 - 65

A Study About the Development of Learning in African-American/Black Children

Official Title
Ontogenesis of Categorization; Linking development, mechanisms, and biology
Purpose

The purpose of this study is to investigate the early development of attention, learning, and memory during childhood. Participation in this study includes 4, 90-minute-long visits to the lab per year. During these visits, your child will play 2-3 fun, computerized games. These games are designed to assess various aspects of their cognitive ability. 

The duration of the study will last 4 years.

Could this study be right for you?

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • African-American/Black children who are 4 years old 
Age Range
4 - 4