What researchers and study teams need to know about StudyFinder

StudyFinder displays data about actively enrolling studies at the University of Minnesota and M Health Fairview in a way that is intuitive and user-friendly. This information is extracted nightly from OnCore and, and ETHOS.

To help potential participants navigate and connect with research opportunities, we encourage you to review your studies periodically to ensure information is up to date.

Potential participants may email you via StudyFinder to inquire about a study. Study teams should work directly with these potential participants, and reach out to the StudyFinder team with any questions.

How to update your study

Study information is sourced from OnCore,, and ETHOS. To update your study’s information on StudyFinder, please see below.

Update OnCore
  • Study contact: Name and email address of someone who is a suitable person for potential participants to contact via email. By default, StudyFinder will display to “Public Contact” information.
  • Protocol status: Must be “Open to Accrual” to appear on StudyFinder.
  • In the annotation section of OnCore, you can update visibility, search categories, keywords, and key eligibility.

Note: If your study is registered on and the NCT# is in your OnCore record, OnCore annotation fields for StudyFinder are not required. If you choose to use these fields for your StudyFinder listing, OnCore annotations will replace the data coming from

Update ETHOS

For assistance accessing your account and navigating the website, contact the Specialist at You can also refer to these tutorials for updating study information.

Customizing your study landing page

The StudyFinder team can adjust the following information about your study if you email us at

Common reasons why a study is not displaying on StudyFinder

My study is duplicated on StudyFinder
Need more help?

For more detailed information on how to include your study on StudyFinder, view our self-help guide. If you have questions or comments, or need assistance updating your study information, please contact us at