Research Study Volunteer Information Page

Research studies conducted at the IRC are in continual need for volunteers undergo MRI and other scans, sometimes while performing cognitive tasks (e.g. memory challenges, simple math, reading text, etc.). Most participants are reimbursed for their time. If you are interested in volunteering for such a study, please review the list of studies below and contact the reseachers directly using the contact information provided. If needed, you will be contacted by a researcher. Please note that the IRC is not a clinical facility, and the scans performed here are not intended to be of diagnostic quality. If you feel that you need an MRI scan to diagnose a medical problem, please contact your primary care physician immediately.


The Preston Lab at The University of Texas at Austin seeks healthy volunteers ages 6-35 to participate in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study of human cognition. Email prestonlab@gmail.com to verify eligibility and to schedule an appointment.

The Church Lab seeks adults ages 18-30 to participate in behavioral and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) studies that reimburse at a variety of rates. Fill out this survey to see if you are elligible for any of them.

The Church Lab also seeks children ages 6-18 to participate in behavioral and MRI studies. Please fill out this survey if your child is interested.

The Poldrack Lab lab has multiple studies at various dates and times and seeks healthy participants for research on thinking and brain function. Fill out a short online survey to determine if you qualify for studies in this lab. Lab visits could include playing simple computer games and/or a brain MRI. Studies pay $10-$25 per hour. Please visit this link to see the online survey.

The Haley Lab seeks adults 40-60 years old who have a history of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or obesity for a cardiovascular health study. You can learn more and sign up for all of our studies at our webpage or email us anytime at neurolab.ut@gmail.com.