NASA organizes the bed rest studies into campaigns. These campaigns are composed of subject volunteers medically cleared to participate in the Standard Measures and research tests designed for each campaign. Every campaign and science complement has been reviewed and approved by the NASA JSC Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects, the UTMB Institutional Review Board, the UTMB GCRC Advisory Committee and any required investigator review boards. All subjects have provided informed consent to participate in the campaign.
Standard Measures are a series of multi-disciplinary tests and reflect the same assessments as those performed on ISS astronauts as part of their medical evaluation. The results from these assessments:
The Standard Measures that were run on all subjects who participated throughout the campaigns included:1. Neurocognitive Assessment