Participant Recruitment Toolkit


The Participant Recruitment Toolkit contains a host of information and links to resources that may be helpful as you recruit participants for your study.

Here are the topics covered in the toolkit:

Promote Your Study

  • Using Social Media

  • Using Our U-M Health Research Page to Promote Your Study

  • Using Your Own Facebook Page to Promote Your Study

U-M Offices & Resources

  • Study Coordinator Training

  • Data Office for Clinical & Translational Research

  • Required IRB Training and Educational Resources

  • MiChart Research Resources

  • Human Subject Incentive Program

  • Clinical Research Calendar Review & Analysis Office

  • Find Your Research Administrator

  • Staffing and Budgeting

  • DataDirect

  • REDCap

  • Study Management Templates

  • About

  • Tips for Managing



Writing Your IRB Application

  • Using

  • How to Write Your IRB Application to Decrease Amendments

  • Plan Ahead to Ensure IRB Approval for All of Your Recruitment Materials

Tips & Tricks

  • Identifying Your Audience and How to Connect With Them

  • Staying on Target – Recruitment Tracking

  • In-Clinic Recruitment

  • Community Recruitment

  • Retention Ideas

  • Feedback from Volunteers

  • University of Michigan Guidelines for Posting on University Property

  • Posting at Michigan Medicine Behind the Glass

  • MICHR Participant Recruitment Program Services

Dissemination & Follow-Up

  • What is Follow-Up?

  • Why is it Important to Publicize Your Research Findings?

  • Does Your Study Launch/Recruitment Have News Value?

  • Communicating Clinical Study Outcomes

  • Registering Your Study on

  • Working With a Press Release

  • Prepare to Talk to Reporters About Your Study

  • Involving Study Participants in Communication Efforts

  • Publishing or Presenting the Results of Your Clinical Trial

Access the toolkit.