Participate in a Mobile Microdose Study or Other Clinical Trials

The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) in Canada, along with Quantified Citizen, a mobile health research platform, are launching the world’s first mobile study on the effects of microdosing psychedelic substances on cognitive performance and mental health.

They are seeking both microdosers and non-microdosers who are over the age of majority, fluent in English, and able to give adequate informed consent. Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning on becoming pregnant are not able to participate. Some volunteers may still participate in the study but will be advised not to microdose.

Those who wish to participate will not be paid or provided with psychedelic substances or instructions on where to obtain them or how to use them.

The goal of the study is to gather quantitative and qualitative data from both microdosing and non-microdosing groups to gain a better understanding of the effects of microdosing.

Participants who volunteer to be in the study will contribute approximately nine hours over a three-month period.

Initial steps include the following:

  • Download the Quantified Citizen app onto your mobile phone, at no cost.

  • Complete an intake questionnaire, which includes basic demographic information, basic medical history, and self-reported use of psychedelics.

  • Complete a set of self-administered cognitive performance and mental health assessments, which will take about 30 minutes.

Steps for the three-months following:

  • Participants will go about their normal daily routines for up to three months.

  • Brief daily questionnaires should take about five minutes each day.

  • The cognitive performance and mental health assessments (same as the baseline) will be repeated on a monthly basis, taking approximately 20 minutes each time. If participants turn on notifications, they will be reminded to complete the daily questionnaires and monthly assessments.

  • At the end of three months or whenever they decide to finish, participants will be asked to complete a short closing survey that will take about five minutes.

To participate or for more information, visit microdose.me and download the Quantified Citizen app.

Here is a review of other organizations looking for research participants:

  • MAPS in the USA is working as a clinical trial sponsor to obtain approval for the prescription use of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) as an adjunct to psychotherapy in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Click here for information.

  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research in the USA is recruiting for three studies involving psychedelic research: Smoking Cessation, Anorexia Nervosa, and Alzheimer’s Disease. You can also e-mail psilocybinbrainstudy@jhmi.edu to volunteer for upcoming studies.

  • For microdosing research studies in the U.K., check back on the Beckley Foundation’s website here.

  • Psychedelic Support has a great resource page here on how to join a psychedelic clinical trial and lists current and planned trials with psychedelics in healthy individuals and people with specific medical conditions.

  • Visit the U.S. National Library of Medicine to search their database of research studies in over 200 countries, and find studies that are recruiting for participants at clinicaltrials.gov.

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