Interested in participating in a research study from the comfort of your own home?

Researchers from UBC are conducting a virtual study to learn whether exposure to alcohol prior to birth changes the microbial population of the gut, possibly leading to lifelong effects on a person’s health. Though we often think of microbes like viruses and bacteria as being bad and making us sick, most microbes are beneficial both in nature and for our own health—including brain development! Here are the details:

  • Who can participate?
    • Adults with FASD between the ages of 19-50+
    • Adults between the ages of 19-50+
  • What is involved?
    • Survey Questions (over the phone): Participants will complete a demographics questionnaire, a 24-hour food diary, and 4 short surveys concerning stress and anxiety in day-to-day life
    • Fecal Sample Collection (at home): Participants will also receive a special kit for collection of a small fecal (poop) sample in their home, as well as completion of another 24-hour food diary to log foods eaten before sample collection
  • Study compensation?
    • We will be providing monetary reimbursement for your time
    • Adults between the ages of 19-50+

Interested or have more questions? Please fill out the online interest survey HERE ( You can also contact us via e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at 604-809-5574.