Recruitment Center


Recruitment Center

The CTSI Recruitment Center optimizes recruitment and retention of study participants through consultations and services and collaborative research on the science of recruitment.

participant recruitment

A top reason for health research study termination is the failure to recruit participants.

Contact us for a no-cost recruitment consultation at any point in your study, even before submitting for IRB approval. Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • Recruitment, retention, and dissemination planning
  • Feasibility queries for local and national databases
  • Development and feedback on recruitment materials
  • Utilizing social media to access participants
  • Referrals for additional CTSI services

Download our summary of recruitment services for more information. You can also request a no-cost consultation using our online form or by emailing our operations team.

Meet the team

Linda B Cottler
Department: Department of Epidemiology

Linda B Cottler PhD, MPH, FACE

Dean's Professor Of Epidemiology
Phone: (352) 294-5947
Stephen Anton
Department: Department of Physiology and Aging

Stephen Anton Ph.D.

Phone: (352) 273-7514

A national connection

The CTSI Recruitment Center will serve as UF’s liaison to the national CTSA Trial Innovation Network Recruitment Innovation Centers and will contribute to the science of recruitment with an emphasis on participation of special populations, the use of innovative methods to disseminate messages about research and its findings, and the engagement of communities in methods to recruit and retain participants into health research that is relevant to them.

"I wish I had gotten in touch with CTSI earlier, the staff are a delight to work with and the collaboration was very fruitful in terms of recruitment."

Emma Weeks, PhD, IFAS