Participant Recruitment Program

The MICHR Recruitment Program provides expertise, tools, and resources to facilitate participant recruitment in clinical and health research studies. We are committed to connecting research faculty, staff, community partners, and interested research participants to ensure successful research outcomes. Our aim is to assist study teams to be proactive and "think upstream" about their recruitment and retention needs, and to educate the community on research opportunities at the University of Michigan.

Resources & Services - An innovative tool that connects research study teams to interested study participants. Study teams may query the database to specific inclusion/exclusion criteria based on participants’ profile responses. Potential participants may review active study postings to assess their level of interest.

To request a training session click HERE.

Recruitment and Retention Consultation - Study teams may request a consultation, ideally at the time of proposal development, to discuss diverse recruitment and retention strategies, estimated timelines and budgets, and letters of support for grant applications.Each consultation is customized to best meet the needs of the study team.

To request a  Recruitment and Retention Consultation click HERE.

Communication, Outreach, and Community Engagement - Program staff work in collaboration with the community to facilitate participation of underrepresented populations in research, reduce potential barriers to participation, increase public trust, and ensure that research opportunities are accessible to all interested individuals. Please contact us at 877.536.4243 for additional information on community outreach events.

Recruitment Education and Training Opportunities - Study teams are encouraged to attend MICHR education and training opportunities to learn more about study participant recruitment strategies.

Recruitment Toolkit – Under construction: We are currently in the process of updating our toolkit. Please check back soon for updates.



George Mashour, MD, PhD Faculty Director .

Lisa Connally, CCRP, Recruitment Program Lead -  734.998.7810

Anita J. Johnson, MS, Outreach Coordinator - 877.536.4243

Meghan Spiroff, MHA, CHES, Recruitment & Engagement Liaison - 734.998.7497



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