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ResearchMatch brings together people who are trying to find research studies and clinical trials, and researchers who are looking for volunteers. ResearchMatch makes it easier to find the right match for you or your family members.


What is ResearchMatch?

ResearchMatch is a free and secure online tool created by academic institutions across the country who want to include you in their mission of helping studies improve health in the future. ResearchMatch works by emailing you about studies that may be a good match for you. [ FAQ ]

Why is ResearchMatch needed?

Many studies end early because there are not enough volunteers. At the same time, people are looking for research studies to join, but may have a hard time finding them. As a result, key questions that may affect a community’s health go unanswered.

Is ResearchMatch for me?

Anyone living in the United States, including Puerto Rico, can join ResearchMatch. People of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. A parent, legal guardian, or caretaker can register a child under 18, or register an adult that may not be able to join on their own.

Many studies need healthy volunteers as well as those with all types of health conditions. It is always your choice to decide what studies may interest you. You are not required to participate in a study if you join ResearchMatch. It is always your choice!

How does ResearchMatch work?

ResearchMatch is funded in part by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program and is funded by grants UL1TR000445, U24TR00157 9, and 5 U24 TR001579-02. The CTSA program is led by the NIH's National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). The content of this website is solely the responsibility of ResearchMatch and Vanderbilt University and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.

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