Your questions answered
By identifying the clinical, social, and genetic factors associated with these different groups in real-world settings, the study team hopes to better understand which treatment options may be best suited to the needs of individual patients. One day this information may lead to earlier diagnosing of illness and identifying of which treatment may be most helpful.
The samples will be processed and stored at the Johns Hopkins Biological Repository. Your samples will be indexed by an anonymous ID that will allow the study team to link samples with the clinical data gathered about participants, including you. The JHBR will not have access to any personally identifying information about you.
No, there are no costs associated with being a part of this study.
Even though the study team is experienced in protecting confidentiality of research data, there is always the potential risk of loss of confidentiality. Those risks are minimized by following strict protocols, including removal of all identifying data for any research done “downstream” of the study.
If you have questions about the study, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, you may call us at (410) 929-3212. Please refer to the Moods@Hopkins Study.