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ResearchMatch is a national volunteer research registry that brings together researchers and willing volunteers who want to get involved in research studies. This no-cost national registry, developed by institutions affiliated with the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program, provides a secure, web-based approach to address a key barrier to advancing research: finding research participants.

Researchers interested in using ResearchMatch to do a feasibility analysis for a study or as a possible, complementary recruitment tool for an IRB-approved study can submit a Researcher Interest Form or contact Deaven Hough, UF’s institutional liaison for ResearchMatch.

Contact Message Tips:

  • Explain brief purpose and eligibility criteria
  • Mention time/burden and compensation
  • Use plain language and try to keep it brief
  • You can create more than one message (as long as they all receive IRB approval)
  • Use “ResearchMatch” in the subject header


Free training for researchers occurs every 2nd Thursday of the month from 3-4pm.


Volunteers can register for ResearchMatch at – it only takes 5 to 10 minutes to register. Volunteers of any age, race, ethnicity, and health status are invited to join. By registering in ResearchMatch individuals are not registering to participate in any study. They are showing interest to be contacted about studies that may be a good ‘match’ for them. The goal of ResearchMatch is to better connect volunteers with potential study opportunities


Deaven Hough,, 352.294.5959