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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Madrid Poultney, the Mount Sinai Institutional Liaison, at email@example.com. For assistance with REDCap, contact Evie Andreopoulos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign up for ResearchMatch training at https://www.researchmatch.org/researcher-training.