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, 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 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. is sponsored in part by the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Iowa.  

Two researchers with study participant

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.

Preventive 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.

Driving Simulator

The National Advanced Driving Simulator relies on volunteers from the community to participate in their studies.