Participating in research is one of the most powerful ways to make a difference in improving mental health care, and there are many ways to get involved. At the University of Michigan, thousands of people take part in research studies each year, and each person’s participation matters! Here are some ways to get involved in mental health research at U-M and elsewhere:
- Visit UMClinicalStudies.org, created to help people find clinical and health research studies at U-M, engage with the study teams performing this research, and receive personalized study recommendations. Search the site for open studies, or sign up for an account to tailor recommendations and notifications.
- ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the U.S. and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov provides information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and contact information.
- WeSearchTogether.org, a collaboration between the Depression Center and the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), is a nationwide clearinghouse connecting people living with mental health conditions to opportunities to participate in studies that are seeking volunteers. It also gives potential participants a say in the priorities, direction, and evaluation of mental health research.