Clinical Research and You

At the University of Louisville, scientists are doing ground-breaking research on an array of diseases and the impact pollution has on your health. UofL scientists rely on people to take part in their important studies. That’s where you come in, by volunteering to participate in clinical trials and other research through Research Match is a program that connects researchers with people like you, who want to help UofL and other institutions solve humankind’s greatest health problems.

You may be called to participate, but you are under no obligation to do so


Who Can Help?

Everyone. Research Match is open to everyone from the United States, regardless of medical conditions (or lack thereof), race, gender or age, though those under 18 may need help from a parent or guardian.

How Does it Work?

Registration takes five to 10 minutes. After that, researchers will search the Research Match database to find people who fit the needs for their studies. If you’re a match, you’ll get an email from Research Match asking if it’s OK for the researcher to contact you about their study. If you say yes, the researcher will contact you.

 What Kinds of Research Will I Be Asked to Participate In?

Any type of approved study. You may be asked to complete a survey from home, or to participate in a clinical trial that could involve traveling to the researcher’s offices or lab. 

What questions should I ask if offered a clinical trial?