Did you know that over 180,000 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 100,000 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 them with studies they may be interested in. Regular e-mails and mailings alert participants when a study is available, and participants are prescreened 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.