Tools to assist investigators with planning, advertising and recruiting for studies.
For information and recommendations specific to your study, please request a consultation.
Plan Your Study
Successful recruitment begins with a thorough recruitment plan and feasibility analysis.
Effective message design, dissemination and evaluation of recruitment materials
Webinars, guides, and resources to help investigators throughout the entire lifecycle of their projects from the Trial Innovation Network
Support to UF Health Cancer Center clinical investigators for the development and implementation of cancer clinical trials
Cohort discovery tool for querying a HIPAA-compliant “Limited Data Set” from the Integrated Data Repository
Suggestions for Researchers to Improve Strategies for Recruitment to Clinical Research from the National Institute of Mental Health
Members of the community who bring their own life experiences to the research process, engaging with researchers to improve the quality of health care
Guidelines and best practices for effective recruitment before submitting your materials for IRB approval.
Information and restrictions on advertising for studies
Instructions on creating an IRB 02 Informed Consent Form, as well as sample documents
Glossary of Lay Terms for Use in Informed Consent Forms
How to prepare a readable consent form from Johns Hopkins Medicine
Informed Consent Recommendations from the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative
Comparison chart of advertising strategies from Forte Research
Locations on and off-campus for posting flyers
Instructions on how to write a phone script for recruitment
Translate medical terms into plain language for ICF or flyer from the University of Michigan
Free high-quality stock photos
Free public health image library
Resources for finding individuals for your study.
Community engagement program to connect Florida residents to opportunities to participate in research
Instructions for recruiting through Consent2Share
Instructions for listing a study through UF Health Research Studies & Clinical Trials
Add a listing to Fun 4 Gator Kids Website to be seen by Gainesville-area families
Instructions for recruiting participants through the public school system
National no-cost registry that matches researchers and participants
Instructions for using the Amazon Mechanical Turk platform to recruit for social and behavioral research
Integrate Special Populations
Consider how to make research findings more applicable to all.
Barriers and Facilitators to Participation in Clinical Research from the NIH
A Toolkit for a Community-Based Approach from the University of Southern California CTSI
Appropriate compensation is a major component of successful recruitment.
Guidelines for providing appropriate compensation without coercion
Instructions on paying research subjects through UF
Use Social Media
Understand guidelines and methods for recruiting using Facebook and other social platforms.
Page to disseminate study participation opportunities and health research information
Useful information from Trialfacts about the kinds of studies that social media advertising may work for
Guidance on Facebook advertisements including the review process and prohibited content