Join our Volunteer Registry

If you would like to participate in health research but do not see a clinical trial or study listed that currently interests you, the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) Volunteer Registry can help. The URMC Volunteer Registry is an easy, convenient way to find out about new studies that may be a good match for you. Anyone can sign up for this free service and it only takes a few minutes!

To get started all you have to do is provide your name and contact information in the boxes below. Then let us know about the types of studies that appeal to you most. Examples might include high blood pressure, cancer, menopause, or even being a healthy volunteer. If you put your name into the registry, researchers may contact you in the future by phone, email or mail to ask you about taking part in a research study. If you are contacted, you can decide at that time whether or not you are interested. By agreeing to participate we will store your name, Date of Birth, gender, phone number (home and/or cell), postal address and e-mail address. Your permission to use your health information for this study will not expire unless you tell us you want to cancel it. We will keep the information we collect about you indefinitely. If you cancel your permission, you will be removed from the study. Your records will be handled as confidentially as possible and stored in protected data files. Your contact information will only be shared with individuals who have approved research studies.

Fast, easy, and convenient – try the URMC Volunteer Registry! If you are a patient of UR Medicine or its affiliates, your willingness to be contacted for future research will be marked in your electronic health record.

The University of Rochester conducts some studies remotely or has studies with a remote option, which means you do not necessarily need to travel to Rochester, NY to participate in research. Compensation (pay) may be available for some studies.

Volunteer Information

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Hispanic or Latino
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American Indian or Alaskan Native
Black, African, or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
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Contact Information

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Conditions of Interest

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Healthy Volunteer
Blood Draw Only
Bones, Joints, and Muscles
Examples: Arthritis, Chronic Pain
Brain and Nervous System
Examples: Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's, Dementia, Migraines
Cancer (Patients and their caregivers)
Kids, Infants, and Newborns
Examples: ADHD, Autism, Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled, Family Dynamics
Stomach, Bowels, Colon
Ear, Nose, and Throat
Endocrine System
Examples: Diabetes, Thyroid Disease, Hormone Disorders
Eyes and Vision
Food, Nutrition, and Metabolism
Examples: Eating Disorders, Obesity
Blood, Heart, and Circulation
Immune System/Infections
Examples: HIV, RSV, Influenza
Kidney and Bladder
Lungs and Breathing
Examples: COPD, Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma
Mental Health and Behavior
Examples: Depression, Schizophrenia
Mouth and Teeth
Rare Diseases
Reproductive and Sexual Health
Examples: Erectile Disfunction, Menopause, Pregnancy
Skin, Hair, and Nails
Examples: Dermatitis, Eczema
Sleep Disorders
Examples: Sleep Apnea, Insomnia
Substance Abuse and Smoking
Wellness and Lifestyles
Examples: Loneliness, Relationships, Exercise

Please make sure that the above information is correct before submitting.

I agree to have my name included in a registry of individuals interested in being contacted about future research studies. I understand that I may be contacted in the future by phone or email or mail about taking part in a University of Rochester Medical Center approved research study and that if contacted I can decide at that time whether I want to participate in the research study. I understand that being included in the registry does not require that I participate in the research study. If I am a patient of URMedicine or its affiliates, I understand that a field will be marked in my electronic health record indicating that I am willing to be contacted for research. I understand that the Department of Public Health Sciences will store the information I provide and that it will only be shared with individuals who have approved research studies. My contact information can be removed at any time by calling the Research Help Desk by phone at 585-275-2107 or by email at healthresearch@urmc.rochester.edu.

If you have any additional questions now or in the future you can talk with Carrie Dykes at 585-275-2107 about any questions, concerns or complaints you have. If you have questions, concerns or complaints about your rights as a research subject you may contact (anonymously, if you wish) the University of Rochester Research Subjects Review Board at 265 Crittenden Blvd., CU 420315, Rochester, NY 14642, Telephone (585) 276-0005 or (877) 449-4441. You may also call these numbers if you cannot reach the research staff or wish to talk to someone else.