Welcome / Volunteers

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Joining the ResearchMatch volunteer registry is free and takes only a few minutes. You may either register yourself or someone else as their parent, guardian or caretaker.

  1. Fill out a few basic questions about yourself or the person you wish to register.
  2. Create your unique username and password that only you will know.
  3. Tell us a bit more about your health background. (Your responses are optional.)
  4. Submit your profile to ResearchMatch.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Before you get started, remember:

  1. Only volunteers with a US address may join as a ResearchMatch volunteer
  2. Your responses are optional – you may save your profile and come back to update at any time
  3. Completing the registration process does not automatically enroll or obligate you to participate in research
  4. Compensation varies from study to study – ResearchMatch has no say in each study’s compensation

ResearchMatch is funded in part by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, grants UL1TR000445 and 1U54RR032646-01. 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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