ResearchMatch is a secure national recruitment registry that brings together researchers and people who are interested in learning more about research studies. UCSF Researchers can explore this tool in feasibility mode or can request IRB approval to use for recruitment.

Using ResearchMatch

Researchers search the ResearchMatch database in Feasibility mode to assess how many individuals meet eligibility criteria, to view non-identifying descriptions of potential matches. Once a study has IRB approval to use ResearchMatch for recruitment, the study can add an IRB-approved recruitment message and use the tool for recruitment.

ResearchMatch sends the study recruitment message to matched volunteers to inform them about a new opportunity to participate. Once individuals respond with permission to be contacted for that study, personal contact information is made available to the researcher within the secure ResearchMatch system.

Getting Started