The British Autism Study of Infant Siblings (BASIS) is a collaborative research network for studying the development of brothers and sisters of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Our co-ordinating centre is based at The Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development in the Department of Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London. BASIS aims to encourage collaboration between scientists working in the area by setting up a national centre for recruiting babies for research studies. To find out more about the network.
It is our hope that our research will help us gain a better understanding of why some children develop ASD and others do not. Although the tasks we use in our research studies cannot predict or diagnose ASD, we hope our findings will allow for earlier detection and earlier and more effective intervention aimed at improving the quality of life of children with autism and their families.
Who approves the research and who funds BASIS?
Who can join?
How to get involved
If you agree for us to hold your information on the BASIS database, we will be able to send you detailed information sheets about future network projects that are available for your baby’s age range, along with the contact details of the researchers conducting the projects. We may also from time to time send you updates, newsletters, or other materials that we feel may be of interest to you. If your child is within the age range for a network project you may be asked to visit one of our research centres on one or more occasions.
You are under no obligation to participate in any of the projects we inform you about, and any personal details you have provided to us will remain confidential. If you wish to participate in a project affiliated with the network, you can then contact the person responsible for that project directly to volunteer and/or request further information.
How do we protect your personal data?
How to register with BASIS
If you would like to join the network or have any questions please contact us.
For more information on current BASIS studies see Current Projects
Or have a look at the latest BASIS Newsletter.
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