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Many families find that participating in research is interesting; gives insight into their children's development; and provides a sense of having contributed to important advances in knowledge. Some research projects also provide financial compensation to participants.

If you are the legal parent or guardian of a child between newborn and 18 years of age, or are expecting a child soon, and are interested in registering your family for the FIRSt database. You will be contacted when a researcher is interested in adding you to a project.

Questions

Questions about the FIRSt database and this webpage should be directed to FIRStFamilies@psu.edu.

General questions about research at Penn State should be directed to The Vice President for Research.