Volunteer/participate in research

Get involved in research at BASE

Most of our research projects rely on people like you volunteering to take part.

We have lots of different studies so why not have a read and volunteer for one today. Or join our database of volunteers so we can keep you up to date with what is happening at BASE.

Studies Recruiting Now at BASE

Reducing Period Pains with Better Gut Health

Exposing Non-traditional Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

SWIFt Study – Shifting Weight in Shift Workers


Reducing Period Pains with Better Gut Health

Volunteers are needed for a research project looking at whether the composition of the gut microbiome changes across the menstrual cycle.

What’s involved

Women who experience PMS symptoms will be asked to track their menstrual cycles, food intake, gastrointestinal function and mood for two months and provide stool samples at three times during the menstrual cycle.

Who should volunteer?
Women who experience symptoms of PMS, painful periods, heavy bleeding and/or altered gastrointestinal symptoms.
Twenty Melbourne-based volunteers aged 18 years or over are sought for the trial.

To register or to find out more, email: nicole.kellow@monash.edu


Exposing Non-traditional Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

The Diabetes Australia funded Postprandial Lipids study is being conducted by researchers from the department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Monash University to better understand non-traditional risk factors for Type 2 Diabetes.

If you are of Chinese or Caucasian descent and are between the ages of 18 to 64 years of age, we are inviting to you participate in this study.

If you are interested in participating you can take our screening survey.

See flyer for more information.

If you would like more information about the study you can contact Sarah Lee at sarah.lee2@monash.edu.


SWIFt Study - Shifting Weight in Shift Workers

You’re invited to be part of a world-first study trialling weight loss interventions in night shift workers.

SWIFt is focused on finding a suitable diet plan for weight loss in overweight shift workers who have little choice but to eat and work at night. Three diet plans will be investigated.

What’s involved?

  • Volunteers will be given a dietary weight loss program to follow for six months
  • After this period, be followed for one year to measure weight maintenance
  • Meet with a dietitian at every visit
  • Have your blood glucose levels, insulin and body composition measured throughout the study
  • During this time some of your meals will be provided
  • You’ll also be given a $100 petrol voucher for your time

Am I eligible?

Are you overweight, with no underling medical condition and work at least 4 night shifts every 2 weeks?

Take our screening questionnaire to see if you are eligible.

What are the benefits?

Read more about the study and how you will benefit

Approved by Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee Project ID: 18426 and Monash Health Human Research Ethics Committee Ref: RES-19-0000-462A