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 240 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 a volunteer with ResearchMatch because I believe that clinical research offers us new information related to the development of new drugs and disease treatments. As a Hispanic living in the United States, I am very interested in contributing my opinion and being part of the medical studies that are carried out, and thus helping out community at large.
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Amarilis Rivera
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ResearchMatch has connected me with a variety of different studies however my favorite one was a study done on the correlation between rhythm and music, and one’s genetics. The trial consisted of me taking an online test which tested my sense of rhythm and musical recall. Then, I got to send a DNA sample so they could correlate my results with my genetics. It was a very interesting study, and they even let me know where I fell musically and rhythmically compared to the rest of the country. It felt good to help out with someone’s research, even if there is no compensation the reward of helping someone else come closer to their research goals is enough!
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Ashlin Gibson
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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

Our Collaborators

ResearchMatch proudly collaborates with 240 participating institutions and 68 community organizations to bring important research studies, health information, and resources to you.

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