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You can make a difference through research.

Research positively impacts the lives of millions of people every day, but research needs you to keep it moving forward -- for your family, community and the health of people everywhere. When researchers and volunteers connect, it accelerates the recruitment process of research studies. This can make a big difference in obtaining successful research outcomes that may lead to future medications, treatments and healthier lives for everyone. 

ResearchMatch helps researchers and potential study volunteers connect.

   ResearchMatch Research Participant Registry

What is

ResearchMatch is an easy-to-use, secure, volunteer research participant registry that brings together two groups of people who are looking for one another: (1) willing volunteers who are trying to find research studies, and (2) researchers who are looking for people to participate in their studies. (Individuals under the age of 19 must be enrolled by a parent or guardian.)

Consider making a difference by volunteering as a research participant through Joining is free and takes just a few minutes. Registering for ResearchMatch does not require you to participate in any study of any kind. Instead, you simply register and wait to be "matched," or contacted about studies that might interest you. If you are contacted about participation in a study, researchers will fully explain to you what the study is about and what your participation will require. At that time you can decide if you want to participate.

Current Studies at the University of Kentucky

See Current Studies at the University of Kentucky

See Current Studies at the University of Kentucky

Did you know that you can help others by participating in health-related research? UK researchers are working hard to identify new treatments and strategies to improve the health of our communities, but researchers need healthy volunteers and volunteers with medical conditions in order to succeed. To learn more about research opportunities at the University of Kentucky, please visit Current Studies

Get involved and get matched today!

If you would also like to learn about more research opportunities at the University of Kentucky, please visit, email or call 859-257-7856 or 859-323-8150. 

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