Participant Recruitment

The UF CTSI supports several resources to help facilitate cohort identification and the recruitment of research participants:

  • UF Health Integrated Data Repository’s i2b2 – cohort discovery tool for querying a HIPAA-compliant and IRB-approved “Limited Data Set” from the UF Health IDR, which aggregates data from the university’s various clinical, administrative and research information systems, including the Epic electronic medical record system
  • HealthStreet – a team of community health workers who connect northeast Florida residents to opportunities to participate in research as well as medical and social services
  • UF StudyConnect – a central resource that helps interested individuals learn about and search for UF Health research studies that are enrolling participants
  • Research Subject Advocate – guidance and education on ethical principles, regulations and guidelines
  • ResearchMatch.org – a national registry of volunteers willing to learn about opportunities to participate in research

Related CTSI Research Services

Future Resources

The UF CTSI is collaborating with numerous partners across UF Health to develop additional resources to help facilitate the recruitment and retention of research participants. Related projects underway: