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Simons Variation in Individuals Project, Functional Common Acquisition Protocol

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01527578
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 7, 2012
Last Update Posted : May 12, 2014
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of California, San Francisco

Brief Summary:
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Simons Variation in Individuals Project (Simons VIP) is currently recruiting healthy controls for a study aimed at better understanding autism spectrum disorder. The UCSF site of the Simons VIP is conducting functional and structural imaging, neuropsychological evaluation, genetic testing, and neurologic exams in healthy individuals to compare with findings in autism spectrum disorder.

Condition or disease

Detailed Description:
To better understand autism spectrum disorders, the UCSF Simons VIP team is recruiting healthy controls to participate in a study involving brain imaging and psychological assessments and questionnaires. The study will involve phone interviews, cognitive testing and questionnaires, genetic testing, physical exam, photographs, non-invasive brain imaging sessions (MRI and MEG). The study can take up to 17 hours to complete, and there may be up to 5 study visits to UCSF and UC Berkeley.

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 120 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Functional Common Acquisition Protocol Phase of the Simons VIP
Study Start Date : September 2011
Primary Completion Date : March 2014
Study Completion Date : April 2014

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Ages Eligible for Study:   7 Years to 60 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Healthy individuals ages 7 through 60.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy persons age 7 and older
  • Must use English as primary language
  • Must be able to lie still in MRI scanner for two hours
  • Must be willing to travel to UCSF and UC Berkeley for up to 5 study visits.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any metal implanted in the body
  • Extensive dental work
  • History of psychiatric of neurological illness
  • History of drug or alcohol abuse

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01527578

United States, California
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California, United States, 94143
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, San Francisco
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Principal Investigator: Elliott Sherr University of California, San Francisco

Responsible Party: University of California, San Francisco
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01527578     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Simons VIP F-CAP
First Posted: February 7, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 12, 2014
Last Verified: May 2014

Keywords provided by University of California, San Francisco:
Healthy children
Healthy adults
individuals ages 7-60