New Pre-screening Feature in ResearchMatch, 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 or Madrid Poultney, the Mount Sinai Institutional Liaison, at For assistance with REDCap, contact Evie Andreopoulos at

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