Mississippi State NRTC Launches Online Participant Registry for Blindness and Low Vision Research

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As our readers know, I admire the work of the Mississippi State University (MSU) National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC).

The mission of the NRTC is to enhance employment and independent living outcomes for individuals who are blind or visually impaired through research, training, education, and dissemination.

The National Participant Registry

Head shot of Dr. Jamie O'Mally

The NRTC has launched an online National Participant Registry for blindness and low vision research, developed by research professor Dr. Jamie O’Mally (pictured at left).

The registry will help with recruitment for current and future research, and will be used to inform individuals about projects at the NRTC that may be of specific interest. Individuals who complete the registry will be asked to submit demographic information that researchers at the NRTC can use to determine eligibility for specific projects.

More about the Registry

From the NRTC website:

At the National Research & Training Center (NRTC) on Blindness and Low Vision at Mississippi State University, we regularly conduct research that seeks to enhance employment and independent living outcomes for individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

This registry allows you to submit information about yourself that we will use to let you know about specific research projects that you may qualify to participate in. Some of the research we conduct provides small incentives, while other research involves volunteer participants.

By joining this registry, you are simply agreeing to be contacted to receive information about opportunities to participate in our research. You are not obligated to participate in any projects.

For more information about this innovative and helpful registry project, send an email with your questions to nrtc2@colled.msstate.edu or contact the NRTC by phone at 662-325-2001 or toll-free at 1-800-675-7782. And many thanks to developer Dr. Jamie O’Mally!