Volunteers who want to participate in medical research studies at the University will have a better chance of matching up with a study, thanks to a national research registry.
The University’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), which provides Minnesota research teams with resources, services, and training, is partnering with a free and secure registry called ResearchMatch that helps potential research participants find studies that suit their needs and interests.
With more than 1,200 researchers, 285 active studies, and a database of more than 25,000 volunteers, ResearchMatch can help match volunteers with any type of research study. Many studies are looking for healthy people of all ages, while others are looking for people with specific health conditions or in certain age ranges.
“Registering with ResearchMatch is an easy way for individuals to make a difference through research that is happening here at the University of Minnesota and other academic institutions across the country,” says Bruce Blazar, M.D., a blood and marrow transplant expert and director of the CTSI.
To learn more or to register with ResearchMatch, visit www.researchmatch.org.