Recruitment & Retention Compendium

The Recruitment and Retention Initiative (R&R) strives to promote a research friendly environment and to continuously improve the quality, efficiency, and equity of clinical and translational research by improving patient recruitment and retention in clinical trials though supporting investigators, coordinators, patients and the community. 

See below a curated compendium of guidance, tools, policies and templates relevant to R&R.

Sources: Columbia University, CUIMC, NIH and other federal health agencies, other academic medical centers, trusted public sources.

General Recruitment and Retention Guidance 

Columbia University Recruitment and Retention Resources 


  • Spanish Translation Services 
  • RecruitMe - A web-based recruitment platform for Columbia investigators to connect with interested research participants. 
  • Research Match - Free recruitment registry and feasibility analysis tool for researchers at participating academic institutions across the country.  (External Program not CU/CUIMC).
  • Criteria2Query Consultation - A natural language interface for cohort identification by clinical researchers; please request a consultation with one of our informatics team members.  
  • AllofUs - A national research program for genetics. 
  • Collaborators for Multisite Studies - Our Network Capacity team connects researchers at CUIMC to research studies and trials, proposed through regional and national networks such as, the Trial Innovation Network, HEAL, INSIGHT Clinical Research Network (the NYC members of PCORNet), and others.   




Specialized Services and Consultations 


NIH Clinical Trial Resources 

Health Literacy Resources 

Social Media and Recruitment Materials


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