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Healthy Controls

Healthy volunteers are a critical part of the success of You + ME! A healthy volunteer or control is someone with no known significant health problems who participates in research. To understand what is different for someone with ME/CFS, long-COVID, or another post-viral chronic illness, we need to be able to compare their biology to someone who is healthy.

Healthy Controls

We want to encourage the entire community to engage with You + ME as researchers. Here’s a few ways:

  • Propose research questions in the community forum. Other community members can “upvote” your question and researchers can respond and use your ideas to build community-driven studies
  • Apply to become a You + ME researcher yourself! Become a citizen scientist, look for patterns in the data, and make great contributions to research. Check out the researcher portal here.

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