The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health, is looking for individuals to participate in clinical studies. Participating in clinical trials allows you to play an active role in research on the nature and causes of many disorders of the brain and nervous system, and to possibly help physician-scientists develop future treatments. The information below is designed to help you quickly learn about actively recruiting research studies for which you or someone you know may be eligible.


The goal of the BrainGate2 research and development project is to identify the core methods and features for a medical device that could allow people with paralysis to recover a host of abilities that normally rely on the hands.

Eligibility Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Clinical diagnosis of spinal cord injury, brainstem stroke, muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or other motor neuron disorders - Complete or incomplete tetraplegia (quadriplegia) - Must live within a three-hour drive of the Study site - (There are additional inclusion criteria) Exclusion Criteria: - Visual impairment such that extended viewing of a computer monitor would be difficult even with ordinary corrective lenses - Chronic oral or intravenous steroids or immunosuppressive therapy - Other serious disease or disorder that could seriously affect ability to participate in the study - (There are additional exclusion criteria)

Study Design:

Study Location:

Multiple U.S. Locations