Help Advance Stroke Scientific Knowledge!


The Motor Behavior and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory (MBNL) at USC studies human disease such as stroke, and designs programs to improve rehabilitation and recovery options. Our research studies may involve movement or cognitive tasks, imaging (such as MRIs), and/or questionnaires

We invite you to join our efforts! When you complete and return the form below, we’ll add you to our database of “potential subjects.” Only researchers who are approved by the MBNL at USC can access our database. Once you are in our database, approved researchers may contact you to ask if you would like to participate in a research study project.

When we contact you, we will ask questions to determine if you qualify for a particular study. You also can (and should!) ask questions to help you decide if you would like to participate in the study.

We know your time is valuable, and we respect your privacy. We track each contact we make with you and take care to ensure that we do not contact you more often than you would like. Registering for our database does not guarantee that you will be recruited or selected for a study. If you do participate in a study, your participation may help increase scientific knowledge about rehabilitation after a stroke.

We will keep your records confidential as required by law. We store data that can identify you (such as your name) in a secure, password-protected registry. This registry has been approved by the USC Institutional Review Board, which monitors research studies to protect the rights and welfare of participants.

Your participation in this registry is voluntary. Thank you for considering the opportunity to join us.

Click here to sign up for stroke research opportunities!

Note: If you choose to join our registry, you are free to change your mind and remove yourself at any time. If you decide to have yourself removed from the list, contact Dr. Natalia Sánchez at (323) 442-0189 or email at

USC IRB No. HS-11-00413