How do I use is a free service created by academic institutions, like universities, that conduct clinical trials. The goal of the service is to match volunteers with researchers that need them for their clinical trials.

If you sign up for ResearchMatch, researchers that are doing a clinical trial will reach out to you if they think you'd make a good volunteer.

Volunteers can be healthy, or have a disease or condition. Children under age 18 can participate with the agreement of a parent or legal guardian.

To date, ResearchMatch has over 152,000 volunteers and nearly 10,000 researchers that have signed up for the match service. These researchers currently have 975 clinical trial studies underway.

How to sign up for ResearchMatch:

  • Go to

  • Click on "Join Now" in the top left corner of the page.

  • Read the "Volunteer Agreement," click "Accept" check the box to say you are at least 18 years old, and indicate whether you are signing up yourself or someone else.

  • Create an account username and password.

  • Fill out your contact information.

  • Fill out your demographic data

  • Fill out your conditions.

  • Fill out your medications.

  • Create your account preferences.

  • Submit the volunteer sign-up form.

Once you sign up, check your email regularly for emails from If you receive an email from ResearchMatch telling you about a clinical trial that you could participate in, you can choose to learn more about it from the researchers, or choose not to participate.

research match

ResearchMatch Database:

Like, ResearchMatch has a database of over 20,000 current clinical trials. To access the database:

  • Go to

  • Click "Trials" in the top menu bar.

  • Click "Start Searching!"

  • Answer the questions on the screen to the best of your knowledge.

  • Enter your demographic information, including sex, age, condition, zip code, and the distance from your zip code you'd be willing to go to participate in a trial.

  • Click "View Results."

It is very important that before you join a clinical trial, you talk with your doctor or other healthcare professional. They will help you confirm that you can or should participate. They will also tell you the risks and potential benefits of participating.

Where can I find a clinical trial for my disease?
If you'd like to find clinical trials for your disease, you should talk to your doctor about available options. Additionally, there are resources available on the internet...
How do I use is a website sponsored by the U.S. government. It lists almost all of the current clinical trials both in the United States and abroad...
How do I use makes searching the list easier. It will give you the same search results as but may be more user friendly. While the website was made for U.S. healthcare professionals,…