Scripps and nation’s top researchers offer online volunteer registry
Scripps and some of the nation’s top research institutions have teamed to create a new way to connect people with important scientific studies.
ResearchMatch.org is a new online volunteer recruitment registry that’s secure and easy to use. It’s part of an innovative program funded by the National Institutes of Health that’s geared toward helping science make a real difference for people’s health in the future.
Recruiting: a real challenge
Many people would consider participating in research but do not know how to find studies that are right for them. At the same time, important studies are sometimes forced to end before they are completed because researchers cannot find enough people to participate. This wastes time and resources, and can delay new health treatments from becoming available to patients now and in the future.
A new solution
Scripps Translational Science Institute and other leading research organizations across the country have joined to create an easy-to-use tool that can help address this problem while protecting your privacy — a secure place where people can be matched with research studies.
How to register
Visit https://www.researchmatch.org/ to learn more about this resource and consider joining as a ResearchMatch volunteer. Registration takes between 5 to 10 minutes.
By registering in ResearchMatch you are not registering to participate in any study. Rather, you are registering your interest to be contacted about studies that may be a good “match” for you.
ResearchMatch is the product of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Consortium, a national network of 46 medical research institutions funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The only San Diego institution participating in the ResearchMatch registry is the Scripps Translational Science Institute, the sole Southern California-based institution to be selected to the CTSA consortium.