ConduITS, The CTSA of Mount Sinai has dedicated resources to help study teams with the recruitment of research subjects. One of these tools is ResearchMatch a national web-based recruitment registry that helps match researchers with willing volunteers all over the country who may wish to participate in research studies. This recruitment tool was developed through the collaborative spirit of the Clinical and Translations Science Award (CTSA) Consortium and is available to all researchers at the Mount Sinai Health System.
ResearchMatch aims to serve as an effective, useful and complementary recruitment tool that will help connect willing volunteers with researchers who are searching for appropriate volunteers to be placed in their clinical and other health related research studies.
Feasibility access allows Researchers to view aggregate data regarding the ResearchMatch population. A feasibility search gives your study team an idea of how many volunteers are available for recruitment through ResearchMatch based on a study’s eligibility criteria. Researchers do not have to have an IRB approved study to use this feature. It is also a great way to learn more about how the filtering criteria work.
Recruitment access on the other hand allows users to search and contact eligible volunteers. This requires evidence of IRB approval – or documentation of IRB exemption.
As of August 2018, Researchers now have the option to recruit Spanish speaking ResearchMatch volunteers by sending their contact messages in Spanish.
To find out more or to request a consultation for recruitment please see the Blue Line of the Research Roadmap under Recruitment and Retention or place a Research 411 Research Subject Recruitment help desk ticket here.
ConduITS is supported by NCATS of the NIH’s CTSA Program. Any use of CTSA-supported resources requires citation of grant number UL1TR001433 awarded to ISMMS in the acknowledgment section of every publication resulting from this support. Adherence to the NIH Public Access Policy is also required.