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 other post-viral illnesses, we need to be able to compare their biology to someone who is healthy.
We encourage the entire community to engage with You + ME as researchers. Here’s how:
- Propose research questions in the community forum. Other community members can “upvote” your question+ researchers can respond + 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 + make great contributions to research. Check out the researcher portal here.