Study recruitment is a consistent rate-limiting factor across TBI and post-traumatic stress (PTS) research. We created the TBI Research Opportunities and Outreach for Participation in Studies (TROOPS) referral program to address this need. 

TROOPS is a web-based referral program that can expedite and enhance the study participant enrollment process. Prospective participants self-enroll via the TROOPS website which is accessible from any computer, tablet, or smartphone.

TROOPS staff pre-screen enrollees for eligibility in participating studies and provide contacts to study teams. This process eases the burden of recruitment on study teams by providing a registry of willing study participants with a wide variety of relevant medical histories and military backgrounds. 

Participating studies are largely focused on military cohorts but TROOPS is not limited to military-based studies. TROOPS enrolls active duty service members, veterans, and civilians. There is no cost associated with utilizing TROOPS referrals and all studies are thoroughly vetted by MTBI2 leadership. 

For more information about how your study could utilize TROOPS, please contact