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our Recruitment and Retention program offers guidance on the engagement of participants in health research.

The CCTS's Recruitment Toolbox provides researchers and staff easy access to tools and resources in order to create recruitment flyers, announcements, and advertisements for study recruitment and enrollment.

The CCTS Research Navigator helps UIC clinical and translational research investigators and study coordinators find the information and resources needed to navigate research ideas through the university system. The Research Navigator will guide you through a complex research landscape to place you on the right path to the right resources at the right time.

ResearchMatch has a simple goal – to bring together two groups of people who are looking for one another: (1) people who are trying to find research studies, and (2) researchers who are looking for people to participate in their studies.

The Chicago Community Research Map is a resource to find out about the health-related research taking place in the community. This information is available to research investigators, community organizations and any individual interested to know more about the research taking place in Chicago and its communities.

The CCTS Community Engagement Advisory Board (CEAB) is committed to providing critical consultations and feedback to diverse groups of UIC faculty, pre- and post-doctoral students, community organizations, and faculty and trainees at other Chicago-area universities on their community-based research efforts.

Investigators often request language to describe the CCTS and/or a specific service or resource for inclusion in a grant application. The CCTS Overview and Service Core Description provides the necessary information for most applications.

The Community Engagement Program (CEP) seeks to build UIC’s community-engaged research capacity by addressing the social determinants of health that are relevant to local and regional communities and the broader translational research community. T

The OPRS website and ResearchMatch- a national clinical trial registry- offer a directory of research studies at UIC that are actively enrolling subjects.

The Trial Innovation Network (TIN) is a collaborative national network that focuses on operational innovation, excellence and collaboration and will leverage the expertise and resources of the CTSA Program.

Learn more about the Trial Innovation Network

Contact UIC's TIN Liaisons