Recruitment Core


The Recruitment Core was established to support subject recruitment for research activities between the collaborating agencies of The Department of Defense (DOD) and The National Institutes of Health (NIH). It is designed to coordinate and combine subject recruitment into one administrative activity, use personnel and resources more effectively, and minimize the burden on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) subjects who might otherwise be overwhelmed with multiple requests to participate in multiple clinical trials.

Resources and Capabilities

The CNRM Recruitment Core works with CNRM sites, civilian and military, to identify possible study participants and identify those who may be interested in being contacted for involvement in research protocols.

CNRM study participants may be consented into a participating CNRM protocol at NIH, Military Treatment Facilities or area civilian hospitals.

The CNRM Recruitment Core will create and maintain a database to house de-identified information regarding study participants and their consent to participate in future research studies. This database will serve as a participant referral source and recruitment tool for CNRM studies. Patients will be referred to the appropriate CNRM studies for consent according to established referral criteria.


  • Referral network at military and civilian sites
  • Recruitment core protocol under development to establish web based patient registry
  • Collaborative relationships with the Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office at NIH and other military and civilian groups
  • The CNRM is developing a patient recruitment and public information website that will be linked here when it becomes available.

Points of Contact

  • COL Michael Roy, MD MPH, Core PI, Email
  • Patricia L. Taylor, MBA - Recruitment Core Project Manager, Email

Access to the use of these cores is subject to CNRM review and chargeback fees may apply.