The Clinical and Translational Science Institute supports researchers’ efforts to efficiently and effectively attract the participants they need to be successful.
We offer consultations, guidance, plans, and tools -- all at no charge to U of M researchers.
How we can help
- Expert consultations to help you identify, reach, and enroll your target population, overcome barriers, and achieve your recruitment goals
- Strategic recruitment plans that leverage recruiting technologies, University networking, and community partnerships
- Feedback on your recruitment plans, strategies, and materials
- Connections to informatics experts who can support cohort-discovery and recruitment efforts by leveraging a clinical data repository that houses the electronic medical records of more than 2 million patients
StudyFinder: This website makes it easy for potential research participants to find and connect with U of M studies that need volunteers (note: StudyFinder extracts data about actively enrolling U of M studies from ClinicalTrials.gov).
ResearchMatch: This nationwide registry brings together two groups of people who are looking for one another: people who are trying to find research studies, and researchers who are looking for people to participate in their studies. ResearchMatch is available to U of M researchers at no cost.
Clinical data repository: Requesting data from this repository of health records can support recruitment efforts, particularly if you have cohort criteria that is too complex for i2b2, or if you are ready to begin recruiting participants.
Request recruitment support
You can submit your request online via the Clinical Translational Research (CTR) Portal.
- Biospecimen Support
- Biostatistical Support
- Clinical Facilities and Staff
- Community-engaged Research
- Data Access and Informatics Consulting
- Multi-site Study Support
- Nutrition Research Support
- Recruitment Consultations
- Regulatory Support
- Study Management and Coordination
- Translational Research Support