Thank you for your interest in participating in our research!

Currently we have three projects seeking input; you can learn more about them below!

PROJECT 1: TRTL Research Registry


Interested in contributing to research on self-harm and suicide?

The Tracking Risk Over Time Lab (TRTL) in the Department of Psychological Sciences at TTU does research with people who have experienced self-injury, suicidal thoughts, or suicide attempts. By participating in TRTL research, you can help us to better understand these experiences, which we hope will ultimately improve treatments for people who are struggling.

We are looking for adults (ages 18+) who have had these difficulties in the past year to join our research registry. By joining the registry, you will hear about upcoming research for which you might be eligible! Joining the registry does NOT mean you have to participate in any other studies, and you can take yourself off the registry at any time. For more information, please click here to learn more.

PROJECT 2: Real-Time Research for Suicide Prevention in Transgender and Gender Diverse People: Ecological Momentary Assessment of Risk and Resilience

The Tracking Risk Over Time Lab (TRTL) at Texas Tech University is conducting an IRB-approved study to better understand risk and resilience factors that relate to suicidal thoughts and behaviors in gender diverse individuals. We are recruiting participants who are transgender, genderqueer, agender, gender non-conforming, non-binary, genderfluid, MTF, FTM, and/or any gender identity that is not cisgender. The study involves completing questionnaires and an interview remotely using videoconferencing, as well as responding to short surveys on your cell phone over 3 weeks. Participants can earn up to $125.
If you are over 18 years old, currently residing in the US, and have struggled with suicidal thoughts or behaviors in the past month, you may be eligible to participate in our study. To learn more and to see if you qualify, click here.

This study has been preregistered on the Open Science Framework (see here).

PROJECT 3: Advisory Board for Research with Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Adults

Are you transgender or gender non-conforming?

Do you want to improve research on trans issues?

Join our Advisory Board!


Researchers in the Tracking Risk over Time Lab (TRTL) at Texas Tech are designing a study examining

distressing experiences, such as discrimination and victimization, in relation to self-harm and suicide risk

among trans and gender non-conforming people.


We believe that research on trans health MUST be designed in consultation with the trans community. We want your input! 


To learn more about the Advisory Board, contact: Dr. Sarah Victor, TRTL Director, at 806-834-0340 or No information you provide will be shared without your permission.

Studies No Longer Recruiting

Best Practices in Assessment of Self-Injurious Thoughts and Behaviors in Daily Life (see preregistration here).

Psychologists' and Trainees' Perspectives on Research and Clinical Interests (see preregistration here).

Outness and Suicide Ideation: Examining the Roles of Thwarted Interpersonal Needs and Minority Stress in LGBTQ+ Individuals (see preregistration here).