Graves’ Disease and Thyroid Eye Disease (TED)


Graves' Disease and Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) At-Home Research


Location: Nationwide


Compensation: $100


Length: 30 MINUTES

The goal of this research is to allow researchers to enhance our understanding of Graves’ disease and thyroid eye disease (TED), in support of developing new diagnostic and treatment options for patients living with condition.

You may qualify if you:

  • Are 18-85 years old
  • Are diagnosed with Graves’ disease and thyroid eye disease (TED)
  • Lives in the United States

You may not qualify if you:

  • Are pregnant or nursing
  • Have a known history of HIV, hepatitis, or other infectious disease
  • Experienced excess blood loss including blood donation defined as 250 mL in the last 2 months
  • Are undergoing immunosuppressant therapy, such as, but limited to, cyclosporine, tacrolimus, and azathioprine within 6 months of sample collection
  • Are undergoing orbital radiotherapy at the time of screening
  • Have used any chemotherapeutics such as but not limited to, alkylating, antifolates, and pyrimidine within 6 months of sample collection
  • Have a history of prior intra-orbital surgery or surgery of the eyelids to the study eye
  • Have a history of significant trauma to the study eye or history of orbital inflammation to the study eye

How It Works

It’s a simple three-step process

Step 1: Tell us about yourself

Submit a health profile by answering basic questions about your medical history.


Step 2: See if you qualify

Speak with a research coordinator to learn more about what is required to participate.


Step 3: Participate from Home

Complete study requirements from Home with the help of our mobile health staff.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can withdraw from the study or decline participation at any time for any reason.

All of our studies and staff are HIPAA compliant and follow all state and federal regulations. We keep your information confidential. Check out our privacy and protection policies to learn more.

Yes. However, to participate in most studies, you will need to provide proof of your diagnosis. Even if you are not currently seeing a physician, you can still sign an authorization for Medical Record Release from your former physician that can serve as proof of diagnosis. Previous medical records can serve as proof of diagnosis.

We may ask you to sign a Release of Medical Records so that we can provide researchers with the data they need to conduct as comprehensive of a study as possible. Your de­-identified medical information will help translate laboratory results from collected samples into clinical information that may be used to develop new therapies and/or diagnostics.

No. We collect blood and other samples from donors in order to provide scientists with quality samples for their research. We do not perform diagnostic tests.