Pitt+Me Research Recruitment Program
Did you know that more than 200,000 people in the Pittsburgh area have signed up for the Pitt+Me® registry to hear more about adult and pediatric research studies?
The Pitt+Me Research Recruitment Program is a service provided by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of Pittsburgh. With more than 120,000 participant referrals to research studies in the past ten years, the Pitt+Me Program has helped hundreds of study teams in our area meet their recruitment goals.
The novel software uses Pitt+Me registry participants’ diagnosis codes, demographics, and/or health preferences to match the participant with studies that may interest them. Regular e-mails and mailings alert participants when a study is available, and participants are pre-screened online or through our call center. Potentially eligible participants are referred to study teams through an online portal.
For each study that uses the Pitt+Me registry to recruit, a content team creates a custom page that explains the study in plain language and includes details like compensation, location, basic eligibility criteria, and study team biographies. In addition, each study is promoted on Pitt+Me Facebook and Twitter pages.