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Participate in Research

Although All Our Families is no longer recruiting, there are many other opportunities to participate in research studies currently active in our community. 

The PreMoM Study is looking for pregnant individuals living in the Calgary area who would be interested in participating in a study focused on the gut microbiome and mental health. This study is being conducted by researchers at the University of Calgary and has been approved by the University of Calgary Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board (Ethics ID: REB23-1195). 

Participating in the study would involve:

  • A short phone call where we will talk you through the study details
  • Completing some questions about your pregnancy, mental health, and diet
  • Completing a pregnancy test
  • Collecting a stool sample

If you participate, the study will send the collection materials to make the process as easy as possible and we will arrange the shipping of the sample back to the University of Calgary for you. All costs involved with participating will be paid for by the research study. Follow the REDCap survey link to learn more. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact

Prediction, Prevention & Interventions for Preterm Birth

The P3 Cohort is a research study related to prediction, prevention and interventions for preterm birth (The P3 Cohort). We will be recruiting approximately 4000 women in Calgary to participate in this pregnancy cohort over a 3-year period.

As part of this study, you will be asked to complete questionnaires during and after your pregnancy, which will take approximately 15 to 30 minutes to complete. In appreciation of your time, you will receive a $10 electronic gift card when you complete a questionnaire.

If you have any questions, please contact the P3 Cohort research team at 587-355-2036 or


Owerko Neurodevelopmental Disorders Recruitment Database

The Owerko Neurodevelopmental Disorders Recruitment Database is a project that recruits children who have been diagnosed, or are being evaluated for, any developmental concern such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, or developmental delay. The database will be used by researchers to get in contact with families to tell them about studies, and recruit them if the study is of interest to the family. Families/participants who sign up for the recruitment database will not be committed, or obligated to any specific study.

Following the REDCap link will take you to the online survey where you can enter your family’s information. You can then be contacted about different studies that may apply to you. If you have further questions, please contact Dr. Kara Murias at 403-441-8411 or

ChILD Research Group

ChILD Research Group

The ChILD Research Group is a collective of four University of Calgary psychology labs that conduct research on language and learning. The research group works with children aged 2 months to 14 years, both in-person and online depending on the research study. The research is non-evaluative and non-clinical, it does not assess the skills of individual children. You may contact the study team at and/or sign-up for their research database. 

UCalgary Research

Participate in Research at UCalgary

Participate in Research is an initiative led by the Office of the Vice-President (Research) to support UCalgary researchers to recruit participants.

UCalgary scholars conduct research studies and clinical trials in a vast range of disciplines, from MRIs to understand childhood brain development, to online surveys that help understand how people interact on social media.

Depending on the type of study you participate in, you may be involved in a range of activities. In health research, participants may help researchers to understand the effects of new drugs or therapies. In other kinds of research, participation might involve completing questionnaires or interviews, behavioural tasks like physical exercises, or memory and cognitive tasks.

Participating in research at UCalgary is a great opportunity to learn about new technologies, therapies, and ideas. While many projects call for participants who meet certain criteria such as a health condition or lifestyle, many also need healthy or control participants in order to conduct a successful study or trial. Often, siblings or family members join as a control participant when a loved one is participating in a trial. Similarly, individuals who have been impacted by health or other challenges in their life may participate as a way to engage and contribute to research.