The Translational Research Institute (TRI) can help guide researchers on a range of participant recruitment strategies. This assistance includes accessing volunteer participant registries (ARresearch.org, etc.), identifying cohorts through electronic health records, consulting about communication techniques/modes, and discussing strategies for recruiting underrepresented populations. We strongly encourage researchers to contact TRI about their recruitment needs prior to IRB submission. Please use our service portal at the Request Services button on this page.
Participant Recruitment Resources
Components of TRI’s centralized recruitment services include:
- ARresearch.org volunteer participant registry (researchers, see Accessing the ARresearch Registry page)
- Arkansas Children’s Research Institute’s (ACRI) Research Registry
- Communications consultations
- Social media (Facebook, Twitter, text blasts)
- Digital communications (UAMS websites)
- Free media (internal and external print, broadcast, news releases, story pitches)
- Paid advertising – newspaper, broadcast, social media
- Cohort identification
Community and Stakeholder Partnerships
To bolster participant recruitment efforts, TRI has helped establish key community and stakeholder partnerships and initiatives. These internal and external groups include:
- Researchers and Staff
- Community and professional groups
- Special Populations
TRI offers a variety of research support services designed to help you meet regulatory requirements and achieve success. Visit the Clinical Trials Innovation Unit page to learn more.
Please submit requests for participant recruitment through the TRI Services Portal. Select Recruitment when completing the request form.