Sponsor: University of Iowa
Sponsor: The National Advanced Driving Simulator
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Effects of Cannabis on Driving Performance

The National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) at The University of Iowa Research Park invites adults to participate in a study looking at both perceptions about cannabis use and driving and the effects of cannabis use on driving performance. The link below will take you to a survey that has information about the perception questionnaire as well as information about the driving simulator study conducted on the NADS minSim, a non-motion driving simulator. If you indicate interest in the driving simulator study, you will be directed to an eligibility questionnaire for the study. You may choose to complete only the questionnaire, complete only the eligibility questionnaire for the driving simulation study, or to complete both parts. Compensation is up to $385 for your time and effort in the driving simulation study. There is no compensation for completing the questionnaire, but your responses will be used to evaluate cannabis use and perceptions of cannabis use in our area. If you are interested in participating, please visit the following link for more information and to complete the online questionnaire(s): https://redcap.icts.uiowa.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=W3EL8M7NKT
This study takes place at NADS
For the Online Questionnaire:
• Adults ages 18+, both users and non-users of cannabis

For the Driving Simulator Study:
• Must be a cannabis user
• Adults ages 18-50
• Live within 60 miles of NADS
• Be in good general mental and physical health
• Able to attend 4 study visits
• Drug and pregnancy screen completed at all visits
• Breath alcohol measurement completed at all visits
• Blood draws at most visits
• Participants must meet other eligibility qualifications
For more information:
Sign up for this study

Understanding Adaptive Cruise Control

The National Advanced Driving Simulator is looking for participants between the ages of 25 and 65 who are purchasing their first vehicle equipped with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). This study will examine how a driver’s understanding of ACC changes over time and with experience. This study will take place over the course of approximately 6 months. Participation includes one phone call and one visit to our facility at NADS as well as weekly driving logs and 4 additional questionnaires that can be completed on your personal device (e.g., phone, tablet, laptop, desktop). If you meet the above criteria and are interested in participating, please visit the following link for more information and to complete an online eligibility questionnaire: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8eTvMzPjZ2biQ9T. Participants must meet other eligibility qualifications. If you have any questions or concerns at any time, please feel free to email us at nads-recruit@uiowa.edu. Please reference “AAA_ADAS” when emailing. Compensation of up to $250 will be provided for your time and effort.
This study takes place at NADS
• Have recently purchased or have plans to purchase your first vehicle with Adaptive Cruise Control
• Healthy adults ages 25 to 65 years
• Able to attend one visit with up to a 1.5-hour time commitment
• Have a valid U.S. driver’s license
• Drive at least 2,000 miles per year
For more information:
Sign up for this study


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Where is NADS?

The National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) is located in the University of Iowa Research Park, just north of Coral Ridge Mall.


Looking for directions? Signed up for a study but have more questions?
Contact one of our research team members by calling our recruitment hotline at 319-335-4719 or by contacting us via email at nads-recruit@uiowa.edu