Vanderbilt is proud to provide an on-line service, “ResearchMatch,” a not-for-profit effort that will help match people who would like to participate in research with researchers nationwide via a secure and convenient online web portal. www.researchmatch.org
Volunteers of any age, race, ethnicity or health status are invited to join.
How the Public Benefits from the CTSAs
CTSAs are part of a national consortium of academic medical centers working together to improve the speed and efficiency by which research information is transformed into prevention strategies and clinical treatments for the people who need them.
Fully implemented in 2012, the NIH now funds approximately 60 institutions who are linked together, all working toward a common goal. Each CTSA is charged with identifying ways it can reach out into the respective communities to identify the communities' needs and ways the CTSA can better address those needs.
Visit the Community Engagement page of this website for more information about Vanderbilt's efforts to reach our community.
Send in a research idea...
We welcome new research ideas. Although many behavioral and medical research ideas come from scientists and doctors, patients and consumers often have ideas too. As a patient or consumer, you may have experienced an unexpected benefit from a medicine or treatment or experienced a side effect not already described by the drugs manufacturer. Or you may have an idea that would help us help you in a more convenient or improved manner. Please submit your research ideas below.