Recruitment support for Network Members

Faculty in our supported units qualify for human subjects recruitment support.  We only support the recruitment of older adults at this time.  The following resources are available:

1.  Participant registry.  Our registry of older adults (mostly healthy and community dwelling) currently numbers over 400 participants.  Faculty may submit a proposal to their IRB to recruitment participants from this registry.  In order to recruit from the registry, investigators should first contact Michael Marsiske to verify appropriateness of the registry for their research question.  If the registry is appropriate, faculty must obtain approval from the IRB.  This will involve submitting a protocol revision, and in the revision, the investigator must list the registry's IRB number, and include a copy of the registry's Informed Consent Form.  These materials are available from Michael Marsiske.

2.  Targeted recruitment support.  Investigators who have special needs for recruitment of older participants (e.g., those with certain health conditions) can schedule a meeting with Dr. Marsiske and the research team to develop a strategy.  We will support your research staff in their recruitment activities.  Consultation may also include design of collateral support materials (flyers, brochures, newspaper ads). 

3.  Community and advertising contacts database.  We maintain a small database of community contacts who may be helpful in senior recruitment.  We also have a list of for-pay advertising newspapers, TV/radio stations, and can help plan an advertising strategy.

4.  Liaison with major registries at UF.  Other registries which may be appropriate for University of Florida investigators interested in aging include (a) Brain Rehabilitation Research Center (Leslie Gonzalez-Rothi, PI); (b) Alzheimers/Cognitively Impaired Registry (Kimford Meador, PI); (c) Institute on Aging Registry (Marco Pahor, PI); (d) Movement Disorders Registry (Michael Okun, PI); (e) Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center Registry (William Mann, PI).  We can help make connections to these investigators, to help examine possible areas of collaborative overlap.

5.  Oak Hammock Continuing Care Retirement Community.  We serve as the research liaisons to the Oak Hammock CCRC.  All recruitment requests for persons interested in conducting research at Oak Hammock should be directed to Michael Marsiske.  Detailed recruitment information is also available at http://www.oakhammock.org/affiliation/research_home.asp.





College of Nursing

College of Public Health and Health Professions

Department of Psychology
UF Institute on Aging