Call with your questions. The HERO Line is a service provided by the CCTS Research and Recruitment Core that is dedicated to assisting interested volunteers from the general public with their search for research studies that are seeking participants.
Participate in Research
Research volunteers change the future of health care, one discovery at a time. Volunteers of all ages, both healthy and those with specific medical conditions, are essential to the progress of research that leads to better health care. Learn how to get involved and volunteer for research studies as a participant … and why it’s so important.
Study Notes blog
Get an inside look at what it's like to participate in a research study. Study Notes is a blog written by scientists, research study coordinators, and experienced research study volunteers that is designed to answer some of the most common questions about participating in clinical research studies and provide interested volunteers with a closer look into what it’s like to be enrolled in a study.
To find a research study at Ohio State, access StudySearch, a new tool developed by Ohio State's Center for Clinical & Translational Science (CCTS). Study Search is a database of research studies currently enrolling participants at Ohio State.
Cancer Research Studies
Ohio State's Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute's website provides a clinical trial matching service.
ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world.
Research Match is a free and secure site matching interested people with researchers recruiting volunteers for their research studies.
If you have questions about clinical trials or would like additional information, please visit our Clinical Trials FAQ page.