Join a current study

Are you a twin or triplet? A very precious gift that only you can give is the donation of your time to a twin study. By participating in twin studies, you'll be helping researchers to better understand what contributes to our health and happiness.

Below are our latest studies seeking twins and triplets. You'll find there are many ways to get involved - and often it is as simple as completing a questionnaire but this can be invaluable to research.

If you are interested in any, please click on the individual study link. We'll get back to you with further details. If you'd like to be alerted when a new study begins, please contact us. TRA and our researchers appreciate your time and interest.

Learn about findings from our COVID-19 research HERE. To enrol in the study, see below.


International twins breast cancer study

Eligibility: Identical and non-identical female twin pairs, aged 18 years and above, in which at least one twin has had breast cancer. This study could benefit all women by clarifying the genetic and... Read more >


Eligibility: Open to twins of any zygosity, and higher order multiples (HOMs), aged one year and above. Participants must be Twins Research Australia members. Twins and HOMs across Australia are invi... Read more >

Twins FluTracking Survey

Eligibility: Open to twins and higher order multiples (HOMs) of all ages – identical and fraternal - and parents of twins/HOMs. This special Twins FluTracking Survey enrolment has been develop... Read more >

The resilience study (ONLINE COMPONENT)

Eligibility: Previously participated in 'The Emotional Well-being Project'.  This study aims to identify the psychological and brain factors that contribute towards resilience over a 10-year and... Read more >

Neurodevelopmental disorder study

Eligibility: identical twin pairs, younger than 25 years of age, who are differently affected by epilepsy, cerebral palsy, autism or an intellectual impairment. Neurodevelopmental disorders like epil... Read more >

Men's health questionnaire (ONLINE)

Eligibility: all male twins 18+ years of age.  Australian males experience poorer health compared with Australian females. They have a shorter life expectancy and are at greater risk of developi... Read more >

Health and lifestyle questionnaire (ONLINE)

Eligibility: twins of all ages The Health and Lifestyle Questionnaire will be used to help research. It is a questionnaire developed for TRA members and asks about a range of topics including me... Read more >

Does joining groups make you healthy? (ONLINE)

Eligibility: all twins aged 18-85.  The purpose of this study is to examine personality, group membership and processes, political attitudes, and health. ... Read more >

Causal influences on restless legs syndrome

Eligibility: twins aged 30-55, with or without restless legs syndrome.  The purpose of this study is to improve our understanding of restless legs syndrome and childhood growing pains, and find ... Read more >

Older Australian twins study: amyloid imaging

Eligibility: twins & multiples aged 65+ years, living in VIC or NSW.  A known predictor in brain ageing is 'plaques' which contain the amyloid protein. It is not known however what causes th... Read more >

Atrial Fibrillation

Eligibility: Any twin or multiple with a diagnosis of AF. It is believed that inherited heart defects can predispose sufferers to AF but what genes are involved and the way in which changes in these ... Read more >

Menopause and bone health

Eligibility: female twins aged 60+ years, living in VIC.  The purpose of the study is to understand how bone structure changes during menopause and how hormonal factors contribute to bone loss a... Read more >

TANDEM study (juniors)

Eligibility: identical twins aged 9-15 years.  This project is investigating how temperament develops over time, with a particular focus on the period of late childhood through to mid-adolescenc... Read more >

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