Reminder: Research Recruitment via Facebook

If you intend to post advertisements on the UF Studies Facebook page, you must have a meeting with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Recruitment Center and attach a letter of approval for the recruitment method in your myIRB submission.

You can contact the CTSI Recruitment Center for a no-cost consultation at any point in your study, even before submitting for IRB approval. Start by requesting a consultation using the online form or emailing Deaven Hough at

For further information regarding the use of any social media for research recruitment, please refer to the guidelines at

CTSI Recruitment Center services include, but are not limited to, assistance with the following:

  • drafting a recruitment plan
  • feasibility queries for local and national databases
  • creating materials such as advertisements and phone scripts
  • utilizing social media to access participants
  • referrals for additional CTSI services