Research Participants

The CWRU Institutional Review Board (IRB) is responsible for reviewing research involving human participants conducted by CWRU faculty, staff and students. The CWRU IRB is a comprehensive IRB and reviews social, behavioral, educational and low-risk biomedical Human Research studies.

Please contact the CWRU Institutional Review Board via email at or phone at 216-368-0134 for any questions, concerns or complaints about participating in a current or future research study.


There's an opportunity for everyone to get involved!

  • Search open national clinical trials at
  • Join ResearchMatch, which connects potential volunteers with researchers nationwide and in Ohio.

About Research has a website for patients and families to search for actively recruiting studies that you may be able to participate in or learn about new interventions/treatments that are being considered.



ResearchMatch is a nonprofit program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It helps to connect people interested in research studies with researchers from top medical centers across the U.S. Get connected to research on many different  health conditions - through ResearchMatch. The Web site provides current information about clinical research studies to patients, their families and caregivers, health care professionals, and the public. Each study record includes a summary of the study protocol, including the purpose, recruitment status, and eligibility criteria. Study locations and specific contact information are listed to assist with enrollment.
Community Based Participatory Research Research studies in which researchers and community members collaborate as equals in the research process. CWRU Researchers have collaborated with the community to conduct research studies in related to survival of stroke patients and cancer prevention tests. The CWRU Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods mission is to bridge community partners and university researchers to focus their collective expertise to develop, test, and implement sustainable strategies to improve health in underserved communities.