CTSA joins first national research study recruitment registry

UNC has joined more than 51 research institutions around the United States in making information about its clinical research trials available on ResearchMatch®, the country’s first registry for recruiting research participants.

ResearchMatch.org, which is a not-for-profit Web site, is designed to provide people who are interested in participating in research the opportunity to be matched with studies that may be the right fit for them. The secure site offers a free and safe way for volunteers to connect with thousands of researchers who are conducting research on a wide range of diseases.

The site is a collaborative effort of the national network of medical research institutions affiliated with the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA). The CTSA program, which is led by the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a part of the National Institutes of Health, is focused on expanding local and national efforts to enhance the translation of laboratory discoveries into treatments for patients. The North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute is the academic home of the CTSA at UNC, awarded in 2006.

Currently 53 institutions representing 41 of the 46 CTSAs are listed as participating sites through ResearchMatch, including The NC TraCS Institute, academic home of the UNC CTSA. A complete list of these institutions may be viewed here.

For questions and information about the NC TraCS Institute and the CTSA here at UNC, please contact TraCS central at nctracs@unc.edu or call 919-966-6022, toll-free 1-866-705-4931.

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