ClinicalConnection is an e-patient recruitment partner for pharmaceutical, life science and medical device companies, CROs, and research sites. With a quarter million visitors each month seeking clinical trial participation, the company’s web portal,, has become the leading non-government web destination for clinical trial searches and patient referrals in the U.S. Core services include customized clinical trial listings, online patient referrals, member database recruitment, tools to enhance study visibility on the web and development of branded recruitment websites. was started by a team of pharmaceutical research professionals and has referred more than 150,000 people to over 10,000 clinical trials. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA. specializes in patient recruitment for the following types of projects:

  • Clinical Trials (Phases 1, 2, 3, and 4)
  • Outcomes Studies
  • Patient Registries
  • Medical Surveys / Evaluations
  • Other Medical Recruitment

ClinicalConnection features searchable clinical trial listings on its web portal, Listings are accessible to visitors via keyword, zip code and distance. When a visitor identifies a clinical trial that interests them, their contact information is submitted to the study center through our integrated, online referral process.

Additionally, when we post your Multi-Center study, we mine our proprietary PatientEdge™ member database to identify those who may be interested. Then, we send them a New Study Alert with a link to your study listing and participating study centers.

Each study center has a customized clinical trial page featuring a study summary or an IRB-approved patient recruitment flyer, or both. The summary may be customized to fit your needs.

The FDA has mandated that as long as only general information regarding the study (study name, summary, inclusion/exclusion criteria, and site contact information) is posted online, it does not need to be IRB-approved. If you choose to post any benefits associated with participation (such as compensation information), IRB approval is necessary.

Patient referrals generated through your study listing can be directed to your Call Center for screening.

Visitors to your posting will be able to click directly to your study-specific website. All we need is your URL with a tracking tag so you can track the number of referrals we provide. In fact, ClinicalConnection’s web development solutions team can build and host your study-specific website at a very competitive cost. is a trusted online source for clinical trials information and hundreds of health information websites link to us. We also advertise on partner websites and search engines. ranks very high in search engine results for clinical trials and many medical conditions, making it easy for patients browsing the web to click to our web portal.

We can typically activate your multicenter study within 24 hours of receiving everything we need from your project management team.

ClinicalConnection tracks the number of visitors to each of the site location listings. We can also provide the number of members that were sent the email alert for your Multi-Center Study Listing campaign.

When visitors to your study listing are directed to a branded recruitment website developed and hosted by ClinicalConnection, a full range of real-time, online performance metrics is available.

No. Our billing is month-to-month and we can deactivate your study posting at any time. You only pay for the months for which the posting is active.

We usually send the Member Alert to appropriate members of within a week of the clinical trial being posted which results in a large wave of patient referrals being generated. If your clinical trial is listed for two months on you may contact us to have the Member Alert sent again to new members.