Florida State University helps match volunteers with research to advance healthcare

Tallahassee-based Florida State University joined ResearchMatch and invites interested persons to participate in the health research process, according to a Sept. 9 news release.

ResearchMatch was launched in 2009 and is a nonprofit program that allows people to participate in health-related research, regardless of their health status. The organization's database has more than 168,000 volunteers representing various demographics with diverse geographic and health backgrounds. 

To date, about 12,000 researchers have used the database to conduct nearly 1,200 studies, publishing more than 600 research findings across the U.S. 

Florida State University's interim vice president of research, Mark Riley, PhD, said joining ResearchMatch allows the institution to expand community outreach efforts. 

"This is taking FSU research to the next level of community-based involvement by giving people greater opportunities to contribute to biomedical discoveries and health care innovation," Dr. Riley said. 

Interested volunteers can register on the ResearchMatch website.

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