Recruitment Support

Recruitment tools

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

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.

i2b2 cohort-discovery tool: This self-service tool allows you to determine if there is a cohort of patients in the U of M’s clinical data repository that meets your criteria.

Clinical data repositoryRequesting 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.

Contact Us

Melissa Hansen
Research Navigator
612-625-CTSI (2874)

Take a video tour of StudyFinder

StudyFinder video tour