Research Match

About ResearchMatch

Research Match brings together people who want to take part in clinical research studies with researchers who need participants for their studies. This is a free and secure registry developed by major academic institutions across the United States who want to involve you in the mission of helping today’s studies make a real difference for everyone’s health in the future. Volunteers of all ages, races, ethnicities, and health statuses are welcome to join—even if you’re perfectly healthy.

How Does it Work?

ResearchMatch allows you to create a “profile” with your contact information and any health information that you would like to share. Clinical researchers can search the website for participants using the health and demographic data provided in volunteer profiles. The researcher will not have access to your name or contact information. If a researcher thinks you might be a candidate for their study, ResearchMatch will send you an e-mail with details of the study and you can decide whether to provide your contact information to the researcher.


Join over 32,000 current volunteers who have already registered for ResearchMatch!


Duke is one of over 70 institutions currently participating in ResearchMatch. We welcome your participation whether you’re interested in a feasibility search or to recruit for an IRB-approved study.

Please visit the ResearchMatch webpage for additional information.

To contact your Duke ResearchMatch Institutional Liaison, please e-mail or call 919-681-6665.

ResearchMatch is funded in part by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, grants UL1TR000445 and 1U54RR032646-01 .The CTSA program is led by the NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).