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If you are considering joining ResearchMatch as a volunteer, please visit the Volunteers page.

What is the overall objective of ResearchMatch.org?

ResearchMatch aims to serve as an effective, useful and complementary recruitment tool that will help connect willing volunteers with researchers who are searching for appropriate volunteers to be placed in their clinical and other health related research studies.

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Is ResearchMatch only for clinical trials?

No, ResearchMatch will help match any type of approved study that is looking for people to participate in their study.

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How can my institution participate?

Currently, invitations to participate in ResearchMatch are limited to only those sites that are not-for-profit. If you are from a not-for-profit site that is not featured in the ResearchMatch Network, please click the contact us tab to learn of your site’s current status. Eligible sites that wish to participate must sign the ResearchMatch Master Institutional Registry Agreement (MIRA) and assign an Institutional Liaison to serve as the liaison between ResearchMatch and your site.

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What does it cost to use ResearchMatch?

ResearchMatch is a not-for-profit activity and is free for any participating site & their researchers.

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What can I do if I have more questions?

For general questions and comments, please feel free to contact us. Your suggestions about how we can improve this resource for you are always welcome!

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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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