ResearchMatch- For Researchers

Registering as a Researcher with ResearchMatch

UTHSC Researchers sign-up to use ResearchMatch through the ‘Researchers’ tab on researchmatch.org.

  1. Click ‘Register Now’.
  2. The Researcher chooses their institution from the drop down list of participating institutions.
  3. Enter valid institutional email address.
  4. The Researcher must review and agree to the Site Specific Instructions and Researcher Acknowledgement Form, by typing ACCEPT in all caps before they can continue.
  5. The Researcher enters their contact information, creates a username and password, and chooses their security questions.
  6. The Researcher is directed to their Dashboard with Feasibility Access.

Registering a Study on ResearchMatch

UTHSC Researchers need to have an IRB approved protocol and approved contact message for use on ResearchMatch before they start the process of registering a study.

To add a new study:

  1. Click ‘add new study’ within the Researcher Dashboard.
  2. The Researcher specifies their role on the study. (When the Researcher is not the PI, the PI must approve the Researcher to allow them access.)
  3. The Researcher completes all the requested information about the study and uploads their IRB approval letter containing the study expiration date. The Researcher must specify the study contact type – RECRUITMENT vs. SURVEY ONLY. A recruitment study involves an intervention or interaction with participants, while a survey involves the use of a questionnaire.
  4. The PI receives an email to allow the proxy researcher access.*
    1. *Note: This is a two-step process! The PI must click AUTHORIZE ACCESS in the body of the email rather than responding to the email directly.
  5. The PI clicks the link within the body of the email, and confirms access for the researcher.
  6. The ResearchMatch Liaison will review the request and approve if all entered information is accurate.
  7. Upon approval from both the PI and ResearchMatch Liaison, the proxy receives an email from RM requesting they ‘Accept access for recruitment’. Once they click ACCEPT, they now have access to RM volunteers and can begin to recruit for their study!

How Researchers Can Add Themselves to an Existing Study

UTHSC Researchers are able to add themselves to an existing study, but require approval from the Principal Investigator to be added to a study.

  1. Researchers will join ResearchMatch as a ‘Researcher’ and create a username and password.
  2. From their Dashboard, they will click ‘Add a new study’ and input the requested study information, including uploading the IRB approval letter.
  3. The ResearchMatch system will automatically recognize that the study currently exists, and will send a request to the PI to approve adding the proxy researcher to their study.
  4. Once the PI approves, the institution’s ResearchMatch Liaison is sent a request to approve the proxy.
  5. The ResearchMatch Liaison will review the request and approve if all entered information is accurate.
  6. Upon approval from both the PI and ResearchMatch Liaison, the proxy receives an email from ResearchMatch requesting they ‘Accept access for recruitment’. Once they click ACCEPT, they now have access to RM volunteers and can begin to recruit for their study!

For a list of the most common ResearchMatch Frequently Asked Questions, please visist the ResearchMatch FAQs webpage.

If you need further assistance, please contact the UTHSC ResearchMatch Liaison Derita Bran or contact the TN-CTSI staff via e-mail (tnctsi@uthsc.edu) or phone (901-448-CTSI ((901-448-2874)).

Register on ResearchMatch Now