Make a positive impact by volunteering for research

What is ResearchMatch?

ResearchMatch is a nonprofit program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It helps to connect people interested in research studies with researchers from top medical centers across the U.S.

Get connected to research on many different health conditions - through ResearchMatch.

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How does ResearchMatch work?


Our ResearchMatch Network

ResearchMatch is a free and secure tool that researchers use to invite Volunteers to take part in their health research studies. See our network of 207 research institutions.

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ResearchMatch is making an impact. Here’s what people are saying.

Our Volunteers

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I became disabled in 2008, and I felt pretty lousy about it for several years, like I couldn’t contribute anything anymore. Then I heard about Research Match and joined in 2014. Since then I have completed surveys online and taken part in telephone and Zoom-based research interviews about everything from chronic pain and its relation to romantic relationships to Covid and its impact on my mental health. I have traveled to two universities to help graduate students with their studies. I have even slept under a weighted blanket and worn a fitness watch to see if those blankets help people with chronic pain sleep better. In other words I feel useful! I feel I still make a difference to students and researchers, doctors and patients like me. Thank you, Research Match!
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Julia Jones Marion, Ohio
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I have really enjoyed my work and association with Research Match very much. It has been rewarding for me and stimulating, too. I feel I have made good contributions. I can't say I have had much luck with clinical in-person direct participation research. I have volunteered on several occasions but have not been selected. I feel confident that my data is safely stored by research match so I look forward to more assignments and research opportunities.
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Gary Foster
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I was connected to this website a few years ago. Last year I completed very important studies due to the pandemic. [I] love to share my past, for a better future
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Miguel Barraza

Our Collaborators

ResearchMatch proudly collaborates with 207 participating institutions and 69 community organizations to bring important research studies, health information, and resources to you.

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