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UCSF Research Participant Registry

This study has been terminated.
(This is a voluntary registry formerly managed by a unit within CTSI that was disbanded in 2013. The registry has been dormant since that time.)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of California, San Francisco Identifier:
First received: October 26, 2012
Last updated: March 9, 2015
Last verified: March 2015

The UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Consultation Service provides recruitment services and facilitates the enrollment of research participants into UCSF clinical studies. The Recruitment Services will be accessible to all researchers at UCSF and affiliated institutions and will address the common problems that investigators encounter in the recruitment process.

Recruitment Services considered and integrated Committee on Human Research (CHR) and HIPAA regulations for ensuring human subject rights, participant privacy, and data security into the recruitment workflow and data collection/extraction methods. Recruitment Services, therefore, requests approval to implement these processes systematically for all studies that have already obtained CHR approval to begin recruitment activities.

Any Disease or Condition Healthy

Study Type: Observational [Patient Registry]
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration: 4 Years
Official Title: Facilitating Enrollment Into UCSF Clinical Studies Via a Volunteer Research Participant Registry

Further study details as provided by University of California, San Francisco:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Increased screening & enrollment for UCSF clinical studies [ Time Frame: 4 years ]
    By broadening the pool of potential volunteers, the Registry is expected to increase the number of screened & enrolled participants in UCSF studies.

Enrollment: 1541
Study Start Date: March 2012
Study Completion Date: February 2015
Primary Completion Date: February 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Potential research participants
UCSF Registry represents a single recruitment pool of individuals who have consented to be contacted about future studies for which they may be eligible based on self-reported health information.

Detailed Description:

The UCSF Research Participant Registry ( is a secure, standalone database that actively collects and stores data from willing volunteers who visit its website. The UCSF Registry is a cornerstone of the UCSF Recruitment Service (RS). Both the Registry and the RS are among several initiatives implemented by the UCSF Clinical & Translational Science Institute.

The chief purpose of the RS is to facilitate the enrollment of research participants into UCSF clinical studies. The primary function of the Registry is to expand the pool of potential clinical research volunteers. The Registry stores self-reported identifiable health information in a searchable database that is compliant with the privacy requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This information is then used by the RS for the future identification and recruitment of potentially eligible participants for specific UCSF studies.

Registry participants whose data matches the major eligibility criteria for a specific study will be sent recruitment materials about the study. Contact information for the investigator or RS staff will also be included in the e-mailing. Participants are then free to choose whether to respond or ignore the study recruitment information.


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
General public. Anyone may join the UCSF Registry, but adult & pediatric residents of the San Francisco Bay Area are targeted because of their proximity to UCSF research clinics.


  • Adults age 18 years or older
  • Minors/children with consent from parent or guardian (Parents or guardians must provide their own contact information and then complete the questionnaire using the child's health information.)


  • Failure to provide consent
  • Minors/children without consent of parent or guardian
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01717378

United States, California
Clinical & Translational Science Institute, University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California, United States, 94107
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, San Francisco
Principal Investigator: Deborah G Grady, MD, MPH,FACP Clinical & Translational Science Institute, University of California San Francisco
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: University of California, San Francisco Identifier: NCT01717378     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 12-08393
UL1TR000004 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
Study First Received: October 26, 2012
Last Updated: March 9, 2015

Keywords provided by University of California, San Francisco:
Patient Recruitment
Research Subject Recruitment
Research Subject Selection
Selection of Subjects
Health Surveys
Health Questionnaires
Health Interviews processed this record on July 19, 2017