The Research Participant Registry

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The Research Participant Registry


The purpose of the Participant Registry is to identify individuals who may be interested in participating in future CoSAGE studies. 

Study Details:

The Participant Registry would allow researchers to contact you either by phone, letter or email with information about upcoming research.  The purpose of the contact will be to inform you about the goals of the new study and to see if you are interested in participant.  The Participant Registry will remain active until the individual withdraws participation or until the researchers from MSU stop recruitment for the registry. Participants will also be connected to a large pedigree or family tree of the community.  The pedigree includes immigrant families to the community, their ancestors and descendents.  Pedigrees can help researchers study how common health problems are passed down from generations, identify the hereditary factors that cause the health problem, and then someday help prevent and treat these health problems.

Individuals are also eligible to participate in the Community Assessment.

Volunteers will be asked to:

  • Review, sign and date an informed consent document. You can review the informed consent here.
  • Complete two surveys. Volunteers have the option of completing the health surveys at home and returning the completed forms via direct mail.


Gender: Men and women

Age: 18 years of age and older.  Volunteers who are 60 years and older are especially needed.

Other:  Individuals who do not live in the partner community are also invited to participate.

Individuals with a cognitive impairment will require a legal representative (guardian) to review and co-sign the informed consent.



Location of appointments: 

All study activity can be done in your home.  Special arrangements can be made for individuals who do not live close to the partner community.  Flexible appointment times are available including early mornings, evenings and weekends.  Appointments are available for large groups.


Volunteers will not be compensated for their participation in the Participant Registry.


This study is not a treatment for any specific illness or health problem.  Participants will not directly benefit from their participation. 

Principal Investigator (s):

Debra Schutte PhD, RN


schutted [at] msu [dot] edu

Brian Schutte PhD


schutteb [at] msu [dot] edu

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