Congenital myotonic dystrophy
- In 2000, the National Registry for Myotonic Dystrophy (DM) and Facioscapilohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD) was developed at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York with funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It was developed to facilitate research by making available to investigators anonymous data on Registry members, by helping investigators recruit subjects into their clinical studies, and by providing educational materials to patients and family members.
- ResearchMatch is a free national research registry designed to bring together patients, healthy volunteers and researchers. Anyone from the United States can register with ResearchMatch, and a parent, legal guardian, or caretaker may register on behalf of a volunteer. Researchers from participating institutions use the ResearchMatch database to search for patients or healthy volunteers who meet the study criteria. Many studies are looking for healthy people of all ages, while some are looking for people with specific illnesses. ResearchMatch was developed by major academic institutions across the country and is funded by the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. Click on the link to learn more about ResearchMatch.
- NIH Clinical Trials and You is a website developed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to help people learn more about clinical trials, why they matter, and how to participate.