Updated social media guidelines have been posted online on the UF Office of Research website, as of Dec. 20, 2021.
This document offers general guidelines for research teams planning to use social media, which is defined as web 2.0 applications for individuals and groups to create specific profiles and pages to
facilitate online interactions, to recruit human subjects into research. Human subject refers to a living individual about whom an investigator (whether professional or student) conducting research: Obtains information or biospecimens through intervention or interaction with the individual, and uses, studies, or analyzes the information or biospecimens; or obtains, uses, studies, analyzes, or generates identifiable private information or identifiable biospecimens.
If you have questions about the guidelines or how to best recruit participants to your study, please contact the CTSI Recruitment Center.