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Join ResearchMatch. It is free and only takes a few minutes. You can join or register someone else as their parent, guardian, or caretaker.


  1. Fill out a few basic questions about yourself, or about 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 history. (Your responses are optional.)
  4. Submit your profile to ResearchMatch.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Before starting, remember:

  1. Only volunteers with a US address may join ResearchMatch.
  2. Your responses are optional. You can save your profile and come back to update it at any time.
  3. Completing the registration process does not automatically put you in a research study. It also does not mean you have to take part in research. You will always be able to decide if you want to take part in a research study.
  4. Compensation, or payment you may get for taking part in research, varies from study to study. ResearchMatch has no control over any 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 U24TR00157 9. 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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