Research Participation

The Research Participation Program provides resources and tools to help Stanford research teams meet their participant engagement and retention goals, with a focus on engaging participants as partners in research.


Participating in Research at Stanford

Connect to Stanford’s Clinical Trials Directory and read our most frequently asked questions about participating in research at Stanford.


Participant Engagement Consultations

Our staff can assist you with all phases of the participant engagement process, including designing a plan, reviewing study ads and flyers, working with our cohort discovery tools, and connecting you with co-investigators at other institutions.


Tools for Cohort Selection

Stanford has developed informatics tools to help you identify and quantify potential participants listed in Stanford’s electronic medical records system. We’re also members of several collaborations where Stanford researchers can search for co-investigators and patient participants at other research institutions.


Engagement Tips and Resources

We’ve assembled a variety of ideas and resources for letting potential research participants know about your study.


Community Engagement and Outreach

Our staff can assist you with all phases of the participant recruitment process, including designing a plan, reviewing study ads and flyers, working with our cohort discovery tools, and connecting you with co-investigators at other institutions.



Need help getting started?

Email the Research Participation Program at EngageParticipants@stanford.edu