Linking Researchers and Communities
Successful Recruitment Is the First Step in a Successful Clinical Trial
In clinical trials, a precisely selected research population is as crucial a resource as any high-tech research equipment. The Recruitment and Retention Shared Facility (RRSF) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) can be your link to that population.
Expert Team of Recruiters
RRSF gives you access to an experienced team of recruiters who have recruited over 17,000 participants for more than 80 studies. The team includes data managers and analysts, project planners and coordinators, telephone interviewers, and community outreach personnel.
RRSF offers comprehensive recruitment and retention services:
The Community Connection
The strong community outreach and educational services of RRSF help overcome barriers to participation in underrepresented populations. By using innovative recruitment techniques and culturally appropriate recruitment materials, we are able to successfully engage participants from minority communities. More than 10 years work building trust within the community provides access to grassroots organizations, service groups, health-care professionals, and local businesses. That means efficiency and cost-effectiveness in meeting your recruiting goals.
The Technological Edge
The cornerstone of our effective recruiting capabilities is a database of more than 4 million Alabama and Georgia residents that can be screened by geographic area, age, race, gender, and health condition and cross-referenced with participants in ongoing studies. A specially designed data system allows RRSF staff to conduct interviews and track every contact with participants.
One-stop Shop for Recruitment of Participants for Any Study