Iowa Research Hero
An Iowa Research Hero is willing to participate in clinical research being conducted at University of Iowa to help improve health and medical care. Whether healthy or living with a disease, anyone can be an Iowa Research Hero. Our researchers invite you to join them in their quest to "Never Stop Asking®.” Simply enter your information into our online registry to be potentially matched with a study that’s looking for someone just like you. If you are the right match, a research professional will contact you, explain the study, and answer your questions. The choice to participate or not is always yours. You may also click here to browse some current University of Iowa research study opportunities.
Furthermore, we invite you to to join ResearchMatch.org, the country's first registry that matches research volunteers with researchers throughout the United States.
Volunteers of any age, race, ethnicity, or health status are invited to join ResearchMatch.org. Study participation can be as simple as filling out a questionnaire, maintaining a diary, taking new medications, or using new devices such as pacemakers or hearing aids. ResearchMatch.org is sponsored in part by the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Iowa.
UI Hospitals and Clinics
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) offers opportunities for volunteers to participate in adult and pediatric research studies. For more information, please visit the UIHC Research and Clinical Trials site.
College of Dentistry
Clinical research participants (subjects) are a vital component to completing dental clinical research studies. For more information, please visit the The College of Dentistry, Office of Clinical Research site.
Center on Aging
The University of Iowa Center on Aging manages the STAR Registry, a database of Iowans over age 50 who are interested in volunteering for research studies at the University of Iowa (UI), and live within a two-hour driving radius of the university.
Preventative Intervention Center
The Preventive Intervention Center manages the Clinical Research Volunteer Registry of individuals who have an interest in participating in research studies conducted by researchers at PIC.
The National Advanced Driving Simulator relies on volunteers from the community to participate in their studies.