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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!

ROLE OF THE MICROBIOME IN MONOZYGOTIC TWINS WITH PSORIASIS & PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS (A.K.A PSORIASIS & PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS TWIN STUDY-PATS)

The Psoriatic Arthritis Center and the New York University Division of Rheumatology are providing funding to investigate potential causes of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.  They are partnering with the MATR to invite twins to participate.

Participants the study will need include:

  • FULL PAIRS of Same-sex twins
  • Adult twin pairs (18 & up)
  • Identical (or unknown/unsure) zygosity

Study participation involves: 

  • Completing the MATR invitation to “sign-up.”
  • Providing your consent and possibly medical authorization to access medical records related to psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis to the study.
  • Providing answers to questionnaires as well as stool, blood/DNA, and skin swab samples to the study – participants will be provided the opportunity to complete the study at New York University (travel costs provided by study) or at home.
  • Compensation is provided

If interested:

Contact the Mid-Atlantic Twin Registry (MATR) and let us know that you want to learn more about the Psoriasis Twin Study. Please provide your full name and date of birth. You can reach us at:

TWIN BREAST CANCER (TBC) STUDY

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has provided funding to Dr. Thomas Mack of the University of California to study breast cancer risk factors in twins. Dr. Mack is partnering with the MATR to invite twins to participate.

Participants the study will need include:

  • Female (identical or fraternal) twins with;
  • A history of breast cancer in one or both twins
  • Ages 18+
  • Full pairs are ideal but NOT required for participation

After completing the MATR "sign-up" to learn more:

Study participation involves: 

  • Providing the study with your consent and possibly medical authorization to access medical records related to breast cancer.
  • Providing answers to questionnaires as well as a saliva sample for obtaining DNA

If interested:

Contact the Mid-Atlantic Twin Registry (MATR) and let us know that you want to learn more about the Twin Breast Cancer (TBC) Study. Please provide your full name and date of birth. You can reach us at:

ADOLESCENT BRAIN COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT (ABCD) STUDY

Currently, the MATR is not actively recruiting for the ABCD study, but may be again at some point in the future.  

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:

  • FULL PAIRS of Same-sex twins
  • 9 or 10 years old
  • Fraternal or identical

Study participation involves:

  • Completing a 20 min (approx.) phone call with the MATR to hear more about the study.
  • Coming to VCU to complete the study
  • Compensation is provided

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:

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.