Resource & Support

For more information about clinical research and clinical trials beyond UMass, visit:

  • ResearchMatch: a secure place for volunteers and researchers to get connected. Once you sign up and are added to the ResearchMatch registry, a researcher will contact you if they think you’ll be a good match for their research study.

  • is a database of clinical studies conducted world-wide.

  • The Center for Information & Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) educates and informs patients, the public, medical and research communities, and policy makers about the role each group plays in research.

  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency. This site provides a wide variety of health and research related information.

  • Office for Human Research Protections has a new public outreach website - About Research Participation:

A word from our researchers and volunteers:

A UMass Clinical Research Volunteer explains how participating in a research study changed her life: Conquering Disease: Darlene

A UMass Conquering Diseases Community Volunteer explains what it means to be a Conquering Diseases research volunteer: Conquering Disease: Frances

UMass Professor and Clinical Researcher, Katherine Luzuriaga, MD explains the importance of clinical research: Conquering Disease: Katherine Luzuriaga, MD

A UMass patient explains the importance of medical research and early detection and treatment: Conquering Disease: Mike

 A UMass Clinical Research Volunteer explains his experiences participating in clinical research at UMass Medical School: Conquering Disease: Paul Thibodeau

Conquering Diseases Newsletters

Welcome to the Conquering Diseases Newsletter. Each month we highlight research studies at UMass, initiatives, programs and related resources. Newsletter issues are available for readers in portable document format (PDF). To view PDF documents, you can download Adobe Reader®.

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