UMB Campus Shared Resources
ResearchMatch: Clinical and translational research cannot occur without volunteers. Connecting volunteers with researchers is often the most limiting factor for moving research discoveries to the community. UMB has joined ResearchMatch, a network of over 150 institutions across the United States dedicated to advancing discovery and health for communities now and for future generations.
Register and attend any of the 1-hour webinars hosted by ResearchMatch every second Thursday of every month, 3-4 pm EDT. You can attend as frequently as you like. Learn how to use this powerful tool! For more information about how to access ResearchMatch, email the UMB ResearchMatch Liaison at ICTR-Navigator@umaryland.edu.
Currently, more than 7,000 volunteers within a 50-mile radius of UMB are registered in ResearchMatch. As a ResearchMatch Institution, UMB researchers have the opportunity to conduct feasibility searches of the ResearchMatch database before listing it as a recruitment strategy in their IRB application.
Before using ResearchMatch as a recruitment tool, YOU MUST FIRST submit an IRB protocol modification to add ResearchMatch as a new recruitment tool and include the Contact Message you plan to send through ResearchMatch to potential volunteers. This IRB modification approval letter is the IRB letter you will upload in ResearchMatch.
For more information, please review the ResearchMatch Info Sheet and other resources below.
Other UMB Campus Shared Resources
PATient-centered Involvement in Evaluating the effectiveNess of TreatmentS (PATIENTS) Resources and Expertise. The University of Maryland is one of seven health services research institutions funded through a five-year infrastructure development grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to develop capacity for patient-centered outcomes research — University of Maryland (PATIENTS) [Grant Number: R24 HS22135].
The PATIENTS Program partners with patients and care providers to answer questions about the best treatment options to improve health and quality of life. People from all communities, especially those from underserved and minority populations, are engaged in every step of the patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) process. Through collective efforts, an effective learning health care community is created. Research priorities are aligned with the values of patients and communities to make research more relevant and patient-centered. The PATIENTS Program trains patients, stakeholders, and researchers to become co-developers of PCOR. With support from the ICTR Community and Collaboration Core, the PATIENTS Program can provide the researcher assistance with:
- Creating a focus group and interpreting focus group results.
- Developing participant recruitment or instruction videos.
- The grant methods section on Community Engagement Research.
- Assembling an advisory board.
- Connecting you with a Citizen Scientist, a community member who has received training on how to review research proposals and offer input on the relevance and feasibility in the proposed population.