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ResearchMatch Helps Connect Researchers and Study Volunteers
Are you looking for participants for your health-related study? ResearchMatch may be able to help.
A free, online, national research recruitment tool, ResearchMatch (RM) was created to help researchers by “matching” to potential study volunteers who want to take part in research studies like yours. ResearchMatch can connect your health-related study with more than 150,000 willing participants and allow you to target your search for potential volunteers based on your study’s demographics and criteria.
Researchers can explore this tool in feasibility mode or can register to use it for recruitment in an IRB-approved study. In infeasibility mode, researchers search the ResearchMatch database to assess how many individuals meet eligibility criteria and view non-identifying descriptions of potential matches. Once a study has IRB approval to use ResearchMatch for recruitment, the study can add an IRB-approved recruitment message and use the tool for recruitment.
New Spanish-language translations have made ResearchMatch accessible to even more potential volunteers! ResearchMatch sends the study recruitment message to matched volunteers to inform them about a new opportunity to participate, Once individuals respond with permission to be contacted for that study, personal contact information is made available to the researcher within the secure ResearchMatch system.
Ready to find your perfect match?
Join today at ResearchMatch Researcher Registration.
ResearchMatch is an effective, useful, and complementary recruitment tool helping connect researchers with willing volunteers to be placed in clinical and other health-related research studies.
For questions, please reach out to Dr. Jennifer Cahn, UTRGV ResearchMatch Liaison, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (956) 296-1707.