New social-media recruitment guidelines for research teams

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Are you interested in using social media to recruit participants to a research study?

Guidelines for University of Florida research teams are now available at, linked from the Human Research Protection Program page, under the first section, HRPP Policies & Guidelines. These guidelines were previewed at the Nov. 7 IRB brown-bag session.

The Office of Clinical Research will host a question-and-answer session for anyone interested in learning more, at its regularly scheduled monthly Clinical Research Forum:

In conjunction with the guidelines, the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Recruitment Center has also launched the UF Studies Facebook page as a central resource for study advertising. The Recruitment Center will also be available to answer questions at the information session, and offers no-cost consultations to researchers seeking assistance with recruitment plans.

Learn more about UF’s process for developing the guidelines and Facebook page, facilitated by the CTSI, in this CTSA Trial Innovation Network webinar recorded in August.

Workgroup members are available to make presentations to other groups on campus after the Office of Clinical Research session. Contact Meghan Meyer, CTSI Associate Director, Communications if you are interested in scheduling a presentation for your department or unit.