Be Part of a Study

When you volunteer for a study, serve on a patient advisory board, or share your ideas, you help us bring better health and health care to people everywhere.

Vaccine study participant Francia Johnson with Research Interventionist Jana ffitch, LPN.

Study volunteers make our research possible

Group Health Research Institute often invites Group Health members and others from the community to be part of our research. Thanks to the thousands of men, women, and children who volunteer for our studies every year, we continue to finds new ways to help improve health and health care.

How can you help?

Volunteer for a study 
Our study participants make our research possible. Because of how most research is designed, we usually seek study participants who share specific characteristics—for example people in a defined age group who have a certain health condition. But sometimes our studies recruit volunteers from the general public. Take a look at studies that are currently recruiting to see if you might qualify for one:

Be a research advisor
Many of our studies need patients and community members to be part of a study advisory board or a focus group. Please visit this page again to learn about upcoming  opportunities to help guide our research teams as they design studies, seek grant funding, conduct the research, and share the results.

Share your ideas with us
We want to hear your thoughts about health topics and research areas that are important to you and your family. E-mail them to us today.

Other ways to help

Support from our donors fuels research that helps people live healthier and get the care they need. With each donation, we can work with more practicing clinicians, reach more communities in need, and speed up research that must move quickly to evaluate changes happening in health care today. Learn more about how your donation makes a difference .


healthy findings blog

Patients and providers talk about lung cancer screening, GHRI listens

Susan Brandzel, GHRI project manager, tells about two studies that are exploring personal experiences with a new cancer screening program.

Read it in Healthy Findings.

GHRI In the Media

'Glad you're listening': SIMBA study brings patients' voices to the fore

Design power: Patients play researchers in drug trials

Wall Street Journal, Sep. 29, 2014