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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 useful tool that connects volunteers with studies (not just clinical trials).

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?

Research is a way to learn about information that can have a positive impact on the health of society. Most studies need a certain number of people to participate in order to find the right answer.

Many studies end early because there are not enough volunteers for the study. 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 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. ResearchMatch helps by connecting people with the research studies that may be a good ‘match’ for them through its secure, online matching tool. 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 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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