ResearchMatch is a national volunteer research registry that brings together researchers and willing volunteers who want to get involved in research studies. This 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.
Volunteers can register for ResearchMatch at researchmatch.org – 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.
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 Lauren Light, UF’s institutional liaison for ResearchMatch.
Lauren Light – firstname.lastname@example.org, (352) 273-5517 (AM), (352) 294-4873 (PM)