How to Participate in Research

UT Southwestern Medical Center offers many opportunities to participate in clinical research. If you would like to participate in a UT Southwestern study, please explore the following resources:

  • Register in ResearchMatch
    Research Match is a national registry for research participants. Your information will be kept confidential and only released to investigators who have been approved to recruit by the UT Southwestern Institutional Review Board (IRB). The IRB is the committee at UT Southwestern that reviews all studies to ensure that participant safety is protected. Your contact information will not be released to UTSW Investigators unless you give approval.
  • Search ClinicalTrials.gov
    ClinicalTrials.gov offers up-to-date information for locating federally and privately supported clinical trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions. A clinical trial (also clinical research) is a research study in human volunteers to answer specific health questions. Interventional trials determine whether experimental treatments or new ways of using known therapies are safe and effective under controlled environments. Observational trials address health issues in large groups of people or populations in natural settings. Tips for Searching in Clinical Trials.gov.
  • Join a Community Research Registry or Visit UT Southwestern in the Community
  • Contact the Research Participant Advocate for assistance finding a study