Director: Kathleen Powell, PhD
Website: www.researchmatch.orgContactJudy Parkerjuparker@uab.edu205-975-2762
ResearchMatch is a national electronic volunteer recruitment registry created through the collaboration of institutions involved with the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) continuum, including UAB.ResearchMatch allows people from anywhere in the country to self-register and express an interest in being prospectively considered for participation in research studies ResearchMatch provides information about registered volunteers to researchers who are looking for people to participate in studies, while protecting the privacy of the volunteer. The registry includes all ages, healthy and with health conditions. Researchers without IRB approval may still register to use ResearchMatch with limited feasibility access which allows them to view aggregate data regarding the registry population. Researchers with IRB approval and recruitment access are able to search for matches appropriate to a study's inclusion/exclusion criteria amongst the non-identifiable ResearchMatch volunteer profiles in the system. ResearchMatch provides an email link to those volunteers meeting the specified criterion that allows the investigator to send an IRB-approved recruitment message through the secure ResearchMatch clearinghouse to the volunteer. The volunteer expresses their interest in being contacted by the investigator by replying yes, no, or not responding to the email. Once a volunteer has authorized ResearchMatch to release their contact information, the research team is responsible for managing the contact per an IRB approved study protocol.
Center AffiliationCenter for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS)