Enroll in Our Research Registry

UT Southwestern’s Research Participant Registry is a database that matches volunteers (healthy or with a particular condition) with research studies that need them. These might be clinical trials to test new medicines or devices, or perhaps studies that use interviews or surveys to better understand health or behavior.

Our Registry allows patients who use MyChart, our electronic patient portal, to opt in to become a member of our volunteer database and potentially be matched with a research study.

Current MyChart Users: Ready to Enroll in Registry

If you already use MyChart and would like to enroll in the Registry, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to MyChart
  2. Select Message Center
  3. Select Questionnaires
  4. Select “Volunteer Research Participant Registry” and read the consent form. If you want to join the Registry, select “I Agree.” You will receive a confirmation message within 24–48 hours. Afterward, you may hear from a researcher within a few weeks or months, or you may never be matched with a study. Either way, you will receive newsletters and updates from the Registry office. We appreciate your enrollment in our Registry and your contribution to the future of medicine.

Sign Up for MyChart to Enroll in Registry

MyChart is UT Southwestern’s electronic patient portal through which patients can access their medical information and communicate with their health care providers. The consent form to enroll in the Research Participant Registry is housed in MyChart. To sign up for MyChart, locate the activation code you received from your UT Southwestern doctor’s office and visit the MyChart sign-up page. If you don’t have an activation code, call the MyChart Help Line at 214-648-8888. Once you are enrolled in MyChart, follow the directions above to access the Research Participant Registry consent form.

Count Me In: I Am the Future of Medicine

By enrolling in our Research Participant Registry, you will be improving medical care for today’s patients and for future generations. People have many reasons for participating in research. You may have a health problem, you may have a family member or a friend who is suffering from a particular illness, or you may be healthy and want to help others. Whatever your reason, becoming a research volunteer is a noble act. We would be honored to count you as part of our research team.

Find a Clinical Trial

Once you enroll in our Registry, or if you would like to explore current research studies before enrolling, visit Find a Clinical Trial.