ResearchMatch.org was launched to improve clinical trial recruitment. Supported by NCATS’ Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program, the site provides a way to connect people who are trying to find research studies with researchers who are seeking people to participate in their studies.
ResearchMatch is a free, secure registry, making it easier for the public to volunteer and to become involved in clinical research studies that contribute to improved human health. The tool is expected to reduce recruitment costs, increase enrollment and speed research progress. By sharing this tool, the CTSA consortium helps scientists around the country move their research advances more quickly from the laboratory to human trials and, ultimately, to patients.