Participate in Research

Highlights on Research

blood pressure research study

Does your fat tissue burn more
calories in the cold?

Do you have lower back pain?

Help us find a way to take down
uncontrolled blood pressure

You can make a difference through research. 

Researchers are working hard to identify new treatments and strategies to improve health and to understand the diseases that make us sick, but in order to succeed they need both healthy research participants and participants with medical conditions. Often, studies end because they don't have enough participants, leaving important questions unanswered. 

You can make a difference by participating in research. Health research ranges from simple questionnaires and screenings to clinical trials of investigational drugs and devices.

There are two ways for you to learn more and get involved: You can join ResearchMatch, which connects potential volunteers with researchers, and you can also see Current Studies at UK.                                                                                                

  ResearchMatch  Current Studies

You can connect with studies at more than 100 institutions across the country by joining, a free, secure, national registry that brings together volunteers who are interested in research and researchers who are looking for participants. Join the more than 94,000+ volunteers who are helping shape the future of health care. Simply registry and wait to be matched with studies that might interest you, or search for specific studies. 

From treating cancer to preventing childhood obesity, University of Kentucky researchers are committed to improving the health of our families and communities. Join us in discovery!

Review a list of studies currently taking place at UK, and submit your contact information to learn more about specific studies that interest you. 

Get Matched Today!

If you have questions about participating in research or current studies at UK, please contact us at or call
859 257-7856 or 859 323-8150.

Why Participate in Clinical Research Studies?

Understanding Clinical Research Studies (Trials)
Frequently Asked Questions
For Parents:Why Clincial Research Studies in Children are important?
Research Participant Protection
Informatción sobre la investigación - en Español

Research Opportunities:

Current Studies@UK
Markey Cancer Center Trials
Sanders Brown Center on Aging Trials


UK Research Videos: 

YouTube: 5 part Clinical Trials Video Series





Questions about research     studies?
Please contact 

Roxane Poskin
859-257-7856 or

Questions about your
rights as a participant?


Please contact the 
Office of Research Integrity
859-257-9428 or