Enroll in Research

The Waisman Center maintains registries of families and individuals who want to learn about exciting opportunities to participate in research studies. Joining a registry does not obligate you to participate in any particular study. To learn more about each registry and how to enroll, click the appropriate link below. If you have questions, please contact us at registry@waisman.wisc.edu or call 608.263.5192 or 1.800.965.9205.

Research about autism, Down syndrome, intellectual, or developmental disabilities

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DD) Registry  [Español/Spanish]
Join this registry and we will contact you about new opportunities to participate in research studies about autism, Down syndrome, intellectual or developmental disabilities. We are looking for individuals ranging in age from infancy to adulthood.

K-12 Registry

K-12 Registry [Español/Spanish]
The K-12 Registry serves as a connection between families and research projects at both the Waisman Center and the Wisconsin Center for Education Research of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  This is a registry of families of school-aged children who have agreed to be contacted in a confidential manner about opportunities to participate in research studies outside of classroom time, such as after school, evenings and weekends. These studies are usually conducted on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

Infant & Child Registry

Infant & Child Registry
Researchers at the Waisman Center are studying how babies and young children learn language, develop emotion, and understand the social world. Join this registry to be connected with our studies looking for typically developing infants and young children.

Research about Fragile X syndrome and associated disorders

Fragile X Research Registry
This is a national registry of people who want to be notified about research studies on fragile X syndrome and fragile X-associated disorders.  It provides a confidential, convenient way for individuals and families to learn more about research.