Miami CTSI

CTSI Launches Website to Enhance Research Study Participant Recruitment at UM


The Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has launched a new website for University of Miami research study teams to promote their health research studies and connect with participants from the local community. is the only publicly searchable website for UM specific health research studies that is also a free participant recruitment tool for investigators and their research staff. Studies listed in this website are displayed in a lay language for easy readability and searchability.

Some of its unique features include:

  • Participant friendly study descriptions and search functionality driven by lay language.
  • An easy to use self-service portal where study teams can create their study web pages — searchable by participants on and accessible via a unique public web address.
  • Recommendations about registered participants that might be a good fit for a team’s study.
  • Study specific screening questionnaires for potential participants to answer when they show interest in a study.
  • Interact with interested participants in safe, HIPAA compliant way.

UM study teams should ensure their studies are listed in the website’s portal to maximize the benefits of all the features. The CTSI has created a resources and information page where you can learn how to upload your study, find video guides and who to contact for help.

If you would a one-on-one help, you can request an appointment by filling out this form.

If you are interested in a training for your team, please email your request to

The Volunteer Registry Needs You

We can all play a part in advancing research by participating in a study. All faculty, staff and students at the University of Miami are encouraged to sign up for the registry at . It’s easy and only takes a few minutes.
Sign up to play your part! is supported entirely by the Miami CTSI and made available at no cost to the University research community. The website and tool were developed over the course of two years through a collaboration with our consortium partner, the University of Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR).

The CTSI engaged stakeholders with the offices of Privacy & Data Security, Office of the Vice Provost for Research & Scholarship, University of Miami Information Technology, General Counsel and the Miller School Executive Dean for Research Office.

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