ResearchMatch is an online, national clinical research registry that “matches” people who want to participate in clinical studies with researchers who are seeking volunteers. ResearchMatch is a free and
secure web-based service that helps connect volunteers to clinical studies taking place at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and at other major academic institutions, including UTMB, across the country. All institutions are part
of the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Awards program.
How does ResearchMatch work?
Potential volunteers (or their parent/guardian/caretaker) complete a short registration form that asks some questions about who they are along with some optional health questions.
Approved researchers search non-identifiable volunteer data to find possible matches for their studies. They then send a message about their study through ResearchMatch to these possible matches.
Volunteers receive this message by email. After reading the study information, the volunteer can choose if the researcher can have their contact information.
The researcher may then directly contact those volunteers who want to learn more about the study and the volunteer can decide whether or not to participate in the study.