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Participant Database for Autism Research Studies

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified April 2012 by Massachusetts General Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Martha Herbert, Massachusetts General Hospital Identifier:
First received: October 15, 2007
Last updated: May 31, 2013
Last verified: April 2012
The purpose of this study is to create a subject database to recruit for current and future studies in research on autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities.

Autism Spectrum Disorder
Developmental Language Disorders

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Participant Database for Persons Interested in Autism Research Studies: Recruiting, Pre-Screening and Diagnostic Assessment

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Further study details as provided by Massachusetts General Hospital:

Estimated Enrollment: 5000
Study Start Date: June 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

Aim 1: to recruit people interested in research on autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities

Aim 2: to complete a diagnostic assessment, to confirm the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder or other developmental disability (e.g., developmental language delay) in our patient population and rule out a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and other comorbid conditions in our control group

Aim 3: to maintain subject information in a database, from which we can recruit for our studies


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 45 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Enrollment will be open to typically-developing, healthy children and adults (ages 0-45), children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ages 0-45), siblings of children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ages 0-45), and children and adults with developmental language delays (ages 0-45).
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00549731

Contact: Manuel Zetino, Rsch Coord 617-766-9766

United States, Massachusetts
Martinos Center of Biomedical Imaging Recruiting
Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States, 02129
Sponsors and Collaborators
Massachusetts General Hospital
Principal Investigator: Martha Herbert, MD, Ph.D Massachusetts General Hospital
Principal Investigator: Tal Kenet, Ph.D Massachusetts General Hospital
Principal Investigator: Katherine Martien, MD Massachusetts General Hospital/LADDERS
  More Information

Responsible Party: Martha Herbert, M.D., PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital Identifier: NCT00549731     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2007-P-000062
Study First Received: October 15, 2007
Last Updated: May 31, 2013

Keywords provided by Massachusetts General Hospital:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Autistic Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Language Disorders
Language Development Disorders
Pathologic Processes
Child Development Disorders, Pervasive
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Mental Disorders
Communication Disorders
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on May 23, 2017