Participate in Research at Holland Bloorview

The Bloorview Research Institute is conducting need-based and ground breaking health research. There are many opportunities for research participation in our ongoing studies.

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Finding the Right Research Study

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List of research studies

Evaluating the usability of a smartphone technology to help youth self-manage their concussion


Test an app that we made for kids with concussion. This is the first app being made to help kids manage their own concussion in a fun way, so they can get back to activities they love faster and safer.

Participate in this study:

Are you a youth who has had a concussion and recovered? Test a smart phone app!

POND-Network: Province of Ontario Neurodevelopmental Disorders Network (Typically developing)


We are collecting information to help in our understanding of how genes, brain and bodies are different if a person has a neurodevelopmental disorder or is typically developing. We need to recruit typically developing children to participate in the study as control subjects.


Participate in this study:

Are you interested in science and research? Do you want to help scientists understand Autism and other Neurodevelopmental Disorders? 

Province of Ontario Neurodevelopmental Disorders-Network (POND-Network)


To understand how genes affect the brain, body, and behavior and translate this understanding into new ways to help individuals with autism and associated neurodevelopmental disorders.

Participate in this study:

The study has many options and involves genetics testing, imaging, detailed behavioral assessments & questionnaires, measuring anxiety and possibly participating in a medication trial.

Moving Together: The Dance-Play Event


Recent neuroscientific research has identified important links between movement and children’s learning, calling into question traditional models of classroom design. Very little research has been conducted to explore how children with different abilities move together in integrated classrooms and other everyday environments. This study will provide new knowledge about the relationships between cognition and movement. The proposed project will illuminate previously unknown connections between movement, neurological processes and children’s environments. This knowledge could be used to optimize the design of integrated classrooms and movement interventions that enhance all children’s physical, social and cognitive development in these and other play/learn spaces.

Quantifying and Overcoming the Effect of Distractions on Cognitive Load in Brain-Computer Interfaces


We are looking to measure changes in brain activity during a mental task, and whether this activity is altered when the individual is distracted. This study aims to enhance the real-world applicability of a technology that can allow persons with severe motor impairments to communicate and interact with their environment. Brain electrical activity will be measured using a non-invasive technique called electroencephalography (EEG).

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