Clinical and translational research cannot occur without volunteers, and connecting volunteers with researchers is often the most limiting factor for moving research discoveries to the community.
UMB has joined ResearchMatch, a network of more than 150 institutions across the United States dedicated to advancing discovery and health for communities now and for future generations.
More than 7,000 volunteers within a 50-mile radius of UMB are registered in ResearchMatch, so UMB researchers now have the opportunity to conduct feasibility searches of the network’s database before listing it as a recruitment strategy in their Institutional Review Board (IRB) application.
You can register for a ResearchMatch webinar to learn more about using this powerful tool. Here are the webinar dates for the next four months (all times 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.):
- Thursday, July 12
- Thursday, Aug. 9
- Thursday, Sept. 13
- Thursday, Oct. 11
For more information, please email the UMB ResearchMatch liaison at ICTR-Navigator@umaryland.edu.