Stanford Medicine Newsletter Updates For the Local Community


Site connects scientists and volunteers

People interested in participating in research studies can now connect online with scientists through a new nonprofit service called ResearchMatch, the first of its kind in the country. Stanford is one of 51 institutions participating in the free service, a secure online tool that ensures patient confidentiality.

“We are looking forward to participating in this project, which holds the promise of creating an important link between Stanford investigators and study volunteers in the community,” said Harry Greenberg, MD, senior associate dean for research.

The ResearchMatch program is coordinated at Stanford by Spectrum, an interdisciplinary group that works to streamline, accelerate and promote the translation of scientific discoveries into practical solutions for improving human health. Steve Alexander, MD, Spectrum’s medical director for compliance, training and operations, said there is a great need for participants in research studies, which may fail for lack of volunteers.

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