The Einstein Lab is recruiting participants for a our ongoing studies related to cognition, gender and health. Some studies focus on specific groups of individuals, such as carriers of a specific gene mutation, or African women who have undergone FGC; other studies look at cognition and behaviour more generally among women, men and gender-diverse individuals.
We are currently recruiting participants for the following studies. Click on the links below for more details:
- Estrogens and Cognition in BRCA1 and BRCA2 Carriers Following Prophylactic Salpingo-Oophorectomy
- Brain and Behaviour of BRCA1 and BRCA2 Carriers Pre- and Post-Prophylactic Salpingo-Oophorectomy
- Expressions of Pain in Elderly South Asian Women
- Investigating Experiences and Health Concerns about Female Genital Circumcision/Mutilation/Cutting (FGC) among African Women in Toronto
- Sex Differences in Somatosensation
Eligibility to take part in a study will depend on the particular project and its goals. Sometimes, studies also require participants who do not have the condition under study to serve as a comparison group.
All research involving human participants requires ethics review and approval to ensure that the research meets federal ethical requirements and protects the welfare of study participants. Ethics reviews for studies at the Einstein Lab are conducted by Research Ethics Boards (REBs) under the auspices of the University of Toronto and according to The Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans.