New Pre-screening Feature in ResearchMatch

ResearchMatch.org, the free, disease neutral, and secure registry of research study volunteers that is available to the Mount Sinai research community, has announced the launch of a new pre-screening feature for new and existing studies!

  • Now in addition to contacting volunteers with their IRB approved ResearchMatch ad, researchers will have the option of including a link to a REDCap pre-screening survey.
  • This allows them to pre-screen potential volunteers from the list of people that they contact.
  • Prescreening surveys must be created in REDCap and must be IRB approved.
  • The URL for the survey is simply uploaded into ResearchMatch when they upload their IRB ResearchMatch ad.

What will the potential volunteer see?

  • When the volunteer clicks “yes” on the confirmation page, they will then be redirected to the REDCap survey in question.
  • Their submitted survey goes directly to the researcher.
  • ResearchMatch will add that volunteer to the list on the Researchers Enrollment Continuum and mark them as ‘contact in process’.

What do the researchers need to do next?

  • Create a concise REDCap prescreening survey that will allow them to filter potential volunteers.
  • Ask for IRB approval. The questions must relate to the IRB approved study and should ask volunteers to provide their name and email in the survey for tracking.
  • Next time you use ResearchMatch for recruiting, add your new URL!

For questions, contact the Vanderbilt ResearchMatch Liaisons at info@researchmatch.org or Madrid Poultney, the Mount Sinai Institutional Liaison, at madrid.poultney@mssm.edu. For assistance with REDCap, contact Evie Andreopoulos at evie.andreopoulos@mountsinai.org.

Sign up for ResearchMatch training at https://www.researchmatch.org/researcher-training.