Participate in Research


UF researchers conduct many different kinds of research studies, including clinical trials. Some studies focus on certain health conditions, but others need healthy volunteers.

Many people might consider participating in research but do not know how to find studies that are right for them. At the same time, important studies are sometimes forced to end before they are completed because researchers cannot find enough people to participate. UF Studies and The UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute helps connect people with research opportunities.

Be matched to studies

Join HealthStreet and talk to one of our Community Health Workers (CHWs) and learn why health research is important for you and your community.

Search for UF Health studies

You can search for studies that are currently recruiting on using keywords

Join a national registry

Join ResearchMatch and be matched to studies from across the nation

UF Studies Facebook

Like our page on Facebook and hear about new study participation opportunities

Aging studies in Gainesville

The UF Department of Aging’s Clinical Research Division has a number of current and upcoming aging studies available for volunteers.

Aging studies in Jacksonville

JAX-ASCENT is a registry for Jacksonville adults 60 years and older. As a member of the registry you will be invited to particpate in studies at UF Health Jacksonville.

Join the Citizen Scientist program

The University of Florida has a long tradition of engaging and working with patients and their families. The UF CTSI Citizen Scientist Program expands on this approach and engages community members who may or may not have specific health conditions.

Translational Science Casting Call

Ever wonder how scientific discoveries make it to your doctor’s office? Translational science orchestrates each stage of that journey, from the moment of discovery to improvements in health. In Florida, the University of Florida, Florida State University and University of Miami collaborate as part of a national network working together to accelerate discoveries toward better health.

Learn more about clinical research and how it’s conducted