ResearchMatch (RM) is the national online recruitment tool that matches people interested in research with investigators throughout the United States. ResearchMatch has just launched a Spanish version of the website inviting Spanish speakers to sign-up in Spanish, enabling researchers from the Mount Sinai Health System to use ResearchMatch to connect with and recruit Spanish-speaking volunteers for their studies.
RM is a not-for-profit activity and is funded through the NIH’s CTSA program. With more than 131,000 registered volunteers and over 6,100 investigators at 154 participating institutions, ResearchMatch hopes to increase the pool of Spanish-speaking volunteers and to increase the recruitment of underrepresented groups in research.
Every initial submission to the IRB should include for approval:
- The use of ResearchMatch as a recruitment strategy*
- Your ResearchMatch contact message**
- Your REDCap prescreening (eligibility) survey – if desired.
* If not included on an initial submission, ResearchMatch should be added as a recruitment strategy in an amendment submission.
**Your RM contact message cannot contain study team contact information or survey links and must be less than 2,000 characters.
Already registered with ResearchMatch and wanting to recruit Spanish-speaking volunteers? Submit any Spanish contact messages to your IRB for approval (including any other participant-facing materials, such as consent forms) and ensure you are prepared for inquiries from Spanish-speaking volunteers.
Share ResearchMatch with people you know that are interested in finding out about research studies, and help us grow the number of volunteers in the New York metropolitan area!
Contact the Office of Research Services via its Research 411 Portal’s Research Subject Recruitment form by selecting ResearchMatch.org Assistance, if you have any questions or need help with the process at Mount Sinai Health System.