Frequently Asked Questions
+ I’d like to participate in research but don’t know where to start.
To find research studies in Minnesota that are looking for participants, go to the HealthStudiesMN homepage.
- Type a disease or condition into the search box and search for something of interest to you.
- If you’re not sure what you’re looking for, click on “Find a Study” to find a list of disease/condition categories, and choose one that may fit your needs.
- To find out more about a specific study, click on “I’m Interested.”
+ I don’t see any studies relating to a specific condition or disease. Do I have other options?
Research studies are added on an ongoing basis. You can check back at a later time to see if more are available.
You can also take a look at ClinicalTrials.gov. This is a site that lists clinical studies that are being conducted around the world. Here you can find studies that are being conducted by other Minnesota institutions and healthcare systems. We recommend checking HealthStudiesMN and ClinicalTrials.gov often, as the sites are updated as new studies are added.
If you’d like to be contacted about future research opportunities, you may be interested in registering with a nation-wide tool called ResearchMatch.
+ I'm interested in getting paid for participating in research. How do I find studies providing compensation?
Many research studies provide some sort of compensation for participation; however, we do not have a way to search for compensation on HealthStudiesMN. Each study will have different eligibility requirements, time commitments, and compensation. If you find a study you may be interested in, click on “I’m Interested” and include any questions you have about participation.
+ How do I register to be contacted about future studies?
HealthStudiesMN does not maintain a registry of volunteers. If you’d like to be contacted about future research opportunities, you may be interested in registering with ResearchMatch. ResearchMatch is a free and secure online tool that allows national registration for individuals interested in participating in research. ResearchMatch works by emailing you about studies that may be a good match for you. It is always your choice to decide what studies may interest you. You are not required to participate in a study if you join ResearchMatch.
+ Where can I go to learn more about research studies?
ClinicalTrials.gov is a great site to visit to learn more about clinical research.
+ I contacted a study team but have not heard back. What should I do?
Research coordinators may manage multiple studies at the same time. If you have reached out to the study contact and have not heard back within two business days, please contact the HealthStudiesMN team to ask for assistance.
+ What happens if I decide not to participate in a study after contacting the study team?
You can change your mind about participation at any time. Tell the study team contact about your decision and they will no longer contact you.
Use this form to contact the HealthStudiesMN team with general questions about participating in research.