Find a study that's right for you

How you could make a difference

  • Help someone who needs it - Your participation in research could benefit a friend, a family member, or someone across the world.
  • Make healthcare better for everyone - Healthcare is safer and more effective for everyone when people from different backgrounds, ages, genders, races and ethnicity participate in health research.
  • Help researchers solve health problems - Volunteers play a key role in research and make new discoveries possible. Your participation helps researchers find new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease.

Studies at the University of Minnesota

The U of M conducts research on a wide range of health issues, from cancer and diabetes to prevention and women's health.

Every study is different. Some studies need people with certain diseases or conditions, while others are open to healthy volunteers. One study may ask volunteers to go into a clinic, while others just ask that you complete a survey.

There are many ways you can participate in U of M research, and there’s always a need for volunteers.

More about volunteering in research

More ways to get involved

Join a national registry! connects volunteers with research studies across the country. Volunteers of any age, race, ethnicity, or health status are invited to join. Log on, register, and receive emails when studies might be a good fit for you.