Resources & 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