About the Registries

Because it can be difficult for people to find studies that fit their needs, and for researchers to find people who fit their studies, the Center for Clinical and Translational Science supports the UI Health Research Registry and The New Normal (TNN) Match.

Both the UI Health Research Registry and TNN Match platforms were created by the University of Michigan and benefit from over a decade of user-informed design—from both the volunteer and study team perspective. Both registries also focus on the use of lay language descriptions for study postings. The goal is to make searching and matching with a study as simple as possible leaving the volunteer with a sense of control and purpose when it comes to participating in research.

TNN’s registry includes not just UIC studies but also studies through Northwestern University and the Institute for Translational Medicine, a partnership between the University of Chicago, Rush University, Advocate Health Care, Illinois Institute of Technology, Loyola University Chicago, and NorthShore University Health System. Given the broad combined reach of these institutions, study teams using TNN’s registry can gain access to volunteer populations far beyond the Chicagoland borders.
At this time, UIHRR is limited to studies within the University of Illinois system. This may include studies out of UIC’s campus, as well as Peoria, Rockford, Springfield, Urbana-Champaign, UI Health hospital, clinics and the Miles Square locations. This registry would also encompass multisite trials and community-based studies where the study team is affiliated with UIC.


Click on the get started button. Submit your study information. A member of the team will reach out and work with you to identify which registry is best suited for your project or if you should post to both. They will also assist you with submitting your posting to the IRB. If you have any questions you can contact healthresearch@uic.edu for additional guidance.

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