ResearchMatch Overview

Why is ResearchMatch important?
Who is involved in ResearchMatch?
How can ResearchMatch benefit me?

What to expect?

What happens once I register?
Since I am entering in my phone number, will I start getting a lot of calls if I join the registry?
When will I start to hear from researchers if I join ResearchMatch?
Do I have to participate in a research study if I join ResearchMatch?
What if I change my mind about being part of ResearchMatch?

Joining ResearchMatch

Who can join?
What if I do not have a health condition - can I still join?
Do I need to have health insurance to join ResearchMatch?
Do I need to have a social security number to join ResearchMatch?
What does it cost to join ResearchMatch?

Privacy and Protections

How does ResearchMatch protect my information?
Are there any risks to joining?


Will I receive payment for joining ResearchMatch?

Updating my information

What if my contact and/or health information has changed?

Clinical Trials

Is ResearchMatch only for clinical trials?
How can I learn more about what it means to take part in a research study?

More questions?

What can I do if I have more questions?

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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