Study Recruitment Resources

Mother with BabyHaving trouble recruiting participants?

Recruiting participants who are a good match for your study can be very challenging.  You’re not alone – a startling number of clinical studies at OHSU never enroll a single participant.

In addition to traditional advertising and outreach through clinics, there are a variety of tools and resources that can help investigators identify potential participants.

Research Services

How can OCTRI help with recruitment?

The following services can help researchers assess feasibility, find study participants who are a good match for their study, and identify potential collaborations to enhance recruitment.

How can I access these services?

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Recruitment Services

  • Epic Data for Research Purposes
    Using the Research Data Warehouse, OCTRI can also provide lists of potential participants to researchers with IRB-approved protocols.
  • Study Coordinators
    OCTRI study coordinators are in high demand because they consistently display professionalism, attention to detail, and resourcefulness. They have a strong track record of using both traditional and innovative recruitment methods to craft realistic recruitment plans and to get studies back on target.
  • ResearchMatch
    ResearchMatch is a new national participant recruitment and feasibility analysis tool that is available for free to OHSU researchers.
  • Practice-based Research Networks (PBRNs)
    Practice-based research networks provide a valuable opportunity to work with small clinics that serve rural, low-income, an under-insured (as well as the uninsured) populations. Consult with network staff to find out if your study is a good opportunity for collaboration.

Accessing OCTRI Research Services

It's simple to request OCTRI research services.

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