About Remote Research
Remote studies are research studies that do not require any in-person visits and can instead be completed from your home or another convenient location. Although some remote studies may be done by phone or mail, many require that participants take part online using a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone, or other device. Studies that can be done remotely may include online or paper surveys, video visits, apps, and study materials delivered by mail.
ACT Against Online Negativity Study
Are you the parent of a child ages 12-17 who has experienced negative online social interactions (e.g., mean comments, exclusion, or bullying online) in the past year and suicidal thoughts or behavior in their lifetime? Your child may be able to participate in a study to help develop an intervention to reduce negativity in online spaces and prevent suicide risk. Compensation is provided.
Pittsburgh Vaccine Clinical Trial Unit Registry – Children Aged Birth-17
Are you the parent of a child under 18 years of age? If so, you can sign your child up for the Pittsburgh Vaccine Clinical Trial Unit Registry—a group of people who agree to be contacted when a new vaccine is ready to be tested. Consent to participate in this research study can be done online. Compensation provided if a blood sample is collected.
Urinary Microbiome in Children
Are you the mother of a newborn (up to 6 months of age)? You may be able to participate in a study to help a research team look at the bacteria found in the urinary tract and stool. This study involves collecting up to 7 urine and stool samples over up to 12 months. Study visits take place remotely via phone or video conference. Compensation is provided.
Have you recently been diagnosed with COVID-19 and have a child under the age of 18 living in your household? You and your child may be able to participate in a study that is looking at how COVID-19 infections spread in people living in the same house. You will be asked to swab your child's nose with a provided swab up to 2 times and complete a symptom diary. Compensation is provided.
Adolescent Writing Intervention
Are you a parent of a teen coping with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)? Carnegie Mellon University is currently recruiting adolescents (ages 12-17) diagnosed with IBS for a study testing whether writing exercises can improve well-being and GI symptoms.
Social Media Assessment of Risk in Teens 2 (SMART2) Study - Healthy Controls
Is your child between the ages of 10-17 without a recent suicide attempt? You and your child may be able to participate in a study that aims to learn more about how social media use affects youth mental health.
MAPS Research Study– Teens Aged 13-17
Are you the parent of a child aged 13-17 who has been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, or substance use disorder? If so, your child may be eligible to participate in a research study to help find out if smartphone technology can be used to better understand suicidal thoughts and behaviors in high-risk teens. Compensation provided.
Mental Health Literacy Survey – 14-17-year-olds
Are you the parent of a 14-17-year-old who is Black/African American? Your child may be able to participate in a research study about the knowledge and beliefs of Black youth concerning mental health, mental illnesses, and treatment methods. This study involves your child completing up to 2 online surveys. Compensation is provided.
KEYSTUDY – Children Ages 12-17
Does your child ages 12-17 have a parent with bipolar disorder? You and your child may be able to participate in a research study focused on early intervention for children who are at risk of developing mental health disorders due to their family history. This study involves assessments, interviews, and online sessions with a study therapist. Compensation provided/no in-person visits required.
Circadian Rhythms, Reward, & Sleep, (CARRS) Research Study
Are you the parent of a teen aged 13-15? Your child may be able to participate in a research study to help understand how sleep timing and duration affects teens’ thinking, mood, and behavior. This study involves one to two overnight visits in the SBNC sleep lab including an fMRI scan at the MRRC in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Compensation is provided.
Parents Promoting Early Learning Study - 2-year-olds
Are you the parent of a 2-year-old child? If so, you and your child may be able to participate in a research study to help better understand how children learn and think about the world. This study involves two video calls during which you and your child will play games and complete assessments. Compensation is provided.
EASY Research Study – Children Aged 12-17
Are you the parent of a 12-17 year old who has recently accessed emergency or crisis services for a behavioral health issue? If so, you and your child may be able to take part in a research study to help better understand how to assess mood, behaviors, and suicide risk in young people. This study involves four online or phone sessions over about one year. Compensation is provided.
“Log on” Baby Development Research Study
Are you the parent of a child who is 0-24 months old? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a study to help researchers understand how babies develop. Involves online video calls and online questionnaire completion in your home. You will be invited to participate with your child for up to 7 observation windows (30 minutes each), but you may complete fewer.
SOVA Study for Adolescents
Do you have a child age 14-17 who is currently experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety, or has in the past? If so, your child may be able to help researchers build an online peer support community for depressed and anxious teens. This research study is done entirely online.