ResearchMatch is a Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) initiative funded by the National Center for Research Resources, part of the National Institutes of Health. It is a national web application to provide potential research subjects a method to self-register personal information for inclusion in a recruitment database. Submitting information in no way obligates you to participate in research studies, but may result in one or more contacts by phone or e-mail assessing your interest and suitability for research trials.
Clinical trials are tests of medical treatments to see if they are safe and if they work. As a potential research subject, you should be aware that there are rewards and risks associated with participation. The FDA distributes a pamphlet entitled 'Clinical Trials of Medical Treatments - Why Volunteer?' which can be viewed (in PDF format) by clicking here. Before participating in any trial or should study, you should: 1) be adequately informed of the study and be given an opportunity to ask any questions you may have; 2) know that participation is voluntary and that you may withdraw participation at any time; and 3) understand and sign an informed consent agreement - a document that gives detailed information about the study.
CLICK HERE to enroll in the ResearchMatch. This action will result in a separate browser window opening with a secure socket layer encrypted connection to ensure privacy of data sent via your web connection. When you have completed data entry, you will be given an opportunity to submit your information for inclusion in the database.