Genotype and Phenotype Registry: Enrollment of Normal Control Subjects for Current and Future Research

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Peter Gregersen, North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System Identifier:
First received: June 19, 2009
Last updated: September 9, 2015
Last verified: September 2015
Registry program for volunteers who are willing to serve as control subjects in future research studies.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: TAP0307: Enrollment of Normal Control Subjects for Current and Future Research

Further study details as provided by Northwell Health:

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Cheek cell DNA sample will be collected

Enrollment: 4511
Study Start Date: February 2004
Study Completion Date: August 2012
Primary Completion Date: August 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Healthy Control
Healthy control group for research on autoimmune diseases

Detailed Description:

The registry is a collection of volunteers willing to participate as control subjects in research studies. Control subjects are people who do not have a specific disease; therefore they can serve a critical role as a comparison with people who have the disease or other characteristic being studied. Once registered, participants will be notified about studies they may be able to participate in as a control.

Participation requires:

  1. signing a consent form
  2. answering a short health survey
  3. providing a DNA sample via a mouthwash kit

The registry allows scientists to select study participants based on whether or not they have a specific genetic change that may be relevant to a disease under investigation. Having the ability to access controls when needed is an extremely valuable resource that will speed up scientific discoveries.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
New York City/ Long Island metropolitan community

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Generally healthy
  • over age 18

Exclusion Criteria:

  • under age 18
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00926042

United States, New York
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Manhasset, New York, United States, 11030
Sponsors and Collaborators
Northwell Health
Principal Investigator: Peter K Gregersen, MD Northwell Health
  More Information

Responsible Party: Peter Gregersen, Center Head, North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System Identifier: NCT00926042     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 04-007 
Study First Received: June 19, 2009
Last Updated: September 9, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Northwell Health:
Healthy controls
Normal controls processed this record on May 30, 2016