The Autism Research Centre carries out research studies into various areas of autism.
Our current and past projects have helped develop new techniques for diagnosing autism, understanding the causes of autism, and ways to help people either living with autism or supporting their family members. None of these projects would be possible without help from our volunteers.
If you would like to help our research you can join our database of volunteers, the Cambridge Autism Research Database (CARD).
What happens if you join CARD?
If you are aged 16 or over and are either an autistic individual or the parent of an autistic child you can volunteer to be a member of CARD, we will ask you to fill out some information about yourself and then answer some questionnaires online. We can then use the information you provide to aid our research.
In addition, you will be signing up to our mailing list to hear about new research projects. The database manager will email you to tell you about projects which might be of interest to you, or invite you to be a member of an advisory panel for a new research project we hope to undertake.
You are under no obligation to participate in all or even any of the projects. You will usually receive one email per month although depending on the criteria of a project you may not always receive an email (example criteria may be gender, age or location).