I am contacting you on behalf of the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT), which is a leading charity within the Disabilities Trust, providing specialist assessment and rehabilitation to people with disabilities resulting from brain injury. I am writing to ask about the possibility of advertising our current research project to your members, through your website. As your organisation is similarly based in Burgess Hill, we would very much like to involve you in this local research project.
We are looking to recruit 600 healthy adults to complete a memory test. In particular, we are looking to recruit male participants, as we have received a stronger female response over the last few months. The purpose of the study is to update the memory test, the BIRT Memory and Information Processing Battery (BMIPB), which is widely used across the UK (particularly within the NHS) and other English speaking parts of the world for people who have, or are suspected to have dementia or brain injuries. More information on this research project can be found on our website: www.birt.co.uk/memory and I have also attached onto this email a copy of our flier, which has further information.
The project is being led by Dr Sara da Silva Ramos and Dr Michael Oddy; I am the research assistant responsible for testing these 600 people. The test, which takes place in our office within the Martlett’s shopping centre should take around 60 minutes and participants will be paid £10 for their time. There is also a further £20 for participation in the second phase of the memory study, which takes place roughly six months later and is also a test of memory and other similar abilities.
I hope this research is of interest to you and that you might be willing to share this information with your members. If I don’t hear back from you, I will contact you within the next week to confirm whether this is something that you are able to help with.
In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or would like further information. I look forward to hearing from you.
The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust
32 Market Place, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, BH15 9NP