Participate in Research

Are you or your child interested in participating in a research study?

If so, click on any of the links below to read more about the studies that are currently seeking participants.  If you are interested in any of the studies, click on the listed email address which will allow you to e-mail your contact information to the research team.  If no email address is listed, please call the listed telephone number.

Studies That Are Currently Recruiting

ADHD and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Alcohol and Addictions
Anxiety Disorders
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Bipolar Disorder
Depression and Mood Disorders
Medication Response in Children & Adolescents
Psychotic Disorders

Doctors through IU School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and the Riley Hospital for Children are conducting a 5 year brain-imaging study to find out more about what makes some children more likely to make risky decisions. We are looking for participants with one or more of these disorders: ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Conduct Disorder – with or without a father who has a history of substance abuse.  In addition to these participants, we are also looking for volunteers who have no disorders and no history of substance abuse in the family. All participants must be 11-12 years of age. Benefits of the study include generous compensation, a free mental health evaluation, a picture of the child’s brain, and prizes for the child such as a $5 gift card at the first appointment. Participants can make up to $600 depending on when they enroll. Please contact our team with further questions or to complete an eligibility screen at 317-278-7795 or

Department of Psychiatry | 355 W. 16th St., Suite 4800 | Indianapolis, IN 46202 | Ph: (317) 963-7288 | Fax: (317) 963-7313