Get involved in research

Extension Health Research can help you get involved in more research opportunities. Whether you are an MSU Extension staff member, a community group or university.

Are You Research Ready?

Are Your Research Ready? Is a one-day workshop designed to prepare participants for involvement in community-based research with university faculty. While it is currently designed for Extension educators, the workshop can be tailored to meet the needs of community-based organizations who want to be “research-ready.”

Through this workshop, participants gain a better understanding of the research process from beginning to end by

  • Exploring the future of human health research opportunities
  • Gaining a self-assessment of research readiness as an educator
  • Positioning themselves for inclusion in research grants
  • Determining next steps to become “research ready”

For more information about Are Your Research Ready? please contact:

Cheryl Eschbach, Ph.D.                 

MSU Extension Specialist,


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Explore ResearchMatch to participate in research studies

ResearchMatch is a free and secure centralized web-based tool that was developed to help today’s research studies make a difference for the health and wellbeing of everyone. Through ResearchMatch adults of any age, race, ethnicity or health status can indicate their interest in participating in research. Participation can be online or in person.

Learn more about ResearchMatch through the Michigan State University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute or contact:

Cathy Newkirk, M.S.                     

MSU Extension Educator,


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