Identifying and recruiting low-incidence participants across a variety of industries for any research need can be challenging. Many struggle to recruit a real, trustworthy and reliable audience but finding one is key for a successful research project. 

Whether you’re looking for broad services or hoping to connect with niche audiences, these six companies will help you find hard-to-reach participants whenever you need them.

Civicom® Marketing Research Services

Founded 2000 | 500+ worldwide employees

Jonathan Laudencia, CiviSelect™ Manager, Marketing Research Services

Better respondents yield better data. With Civicom CiviSelect™, we make a point of finding you the right people. Our recruiting services are global, which allows us to take on almost all known targets to fulfill your respondent requirements. CiviSelect™ provides screener writing and review, disposition reporting, scheduling and participation guidelines for interviews, focus groups, mobile research and online studies. We focus on respondent authentication which leads to data integrity. With a broad understanding of local customs in many markets, clients can count on CiviSelect’s industry experience and technical expertise in recruitment to get the most qualified respondents for their marketing research projects. 

Phone 1-203-413-2423  

Communications for Research

Founded 1997 | 95 employees

Colson Steber, CEO

Not sure whether you can get this audience? Worried you will end up surprised and scrambling at the end to fully complete? Contact us for a CFR research logistics plan. A realistic execution strategy for recruitment to achieve your research outcomes. Key metrics to track progress that bring total clarity to decisions that need to be made. Adaptive and knowledgeable researchers that will dig in and move the project forward. Make an impact with a recruitment and data collection partner that actually owns it.

Phone 1-573-259-0320


Founded 2014 | 180+ employees

Lisa Wilding-Brown, CEO

InnovateMR is a fiercely independent sampling and ResTech company that delivers faster answers from business and consumer audiences utilizing technologies to support agile research. As an industry leader in providing hard-to-reach participants, InnovateMR connects organizations with niche targeted audiences around the world to support informed, data-driven strategies and identify growth opportunities. By applying out-of-the-box creative thinking with award-winning 24/7 client service, InnovateMR has a proven record of delivering reliable insights to their clients with a superior participant experience. With award-winning data quality and seasoned research team, InnovateMR remains a hard-to-reach sampling leader in the market research industry.

Phone 1-888-229-6664  

Murray Hill National

Founded 2013 | 35 employees

Susan Owens, COO

Clients trust Murray Hill National with thousands of studies per year as their research partner. In return, we deliver valuable solutions and high-quality recruitment for their consumer, health care, business-to-business and technology projects. For the last seven years Murray Hill National LLP, rebranded under new ownership, has advanced to one of the leading data collection and recruitment companies in the U.S. Our teams are committed to meeting your research needs. We provide high-quality health care recruitment with access to 465,000 physicians, nurses and more, and we organize 100+ patient panels. Our qualitative services extend far beyond the traditional focus group. Our call center has 45 CATI stations where we conduct all our telephone interviewing including qualitative, quantitative, phone-to-web or old-fashioned CATI. Call us today for your next project, your “national” recruiting experts – we find respondents!

Phone 1-972-707-7645


Founded 2017 | 20+ employees

Jim Whaley, CEO

It’s a great day for discovering why…you get fast, reliable answers for insightful decisions with OvationMR. Significantly improve your online research success with dependable survey data from B2B and consumer audiences. Our mission: Expand opportunities for researchers to do the work you believe in and can stand behind, for your company, your community and your cause. OvationMR services cover sampling, programming and hosting, translations and design and analysis for brand tracking studies, market segmentations, conjoint analysis, awareness and usage studies, customer experience, concept testing and political polling. Our clients include research practitioners, consultants, governments, NGOs and global brands. We offer survey audience sampling and supporting research services globally. Contact us today at

Phone 1-212-653-8750

Rare Patient Voice, LLC

Founded 2013 | 14 full-time, 50 part-time patient advocates

Wes Michael, President and Founder

Rare Patient Voice recruits patients and family caregivers (rare and non-rare) in the U.S., Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, New Zealand and Australia for qualitative and quantitative research. We attend patient events to build our panels and have a robust referral program with almost 3,000 referral partners. We focus on recruiting only and can complete recruits within two weeks. Over 100,000 patients and caregivers across 700+ diseases are part of our community. Panels include all cancer types, Crohn’s, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, epilepsy, Gaucher, hemophilia, lupus, mental health, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, primary immunodeficiency, sickle cell and spinal muscular atrophy. For a bid with feasibility and costs visit To learn more about Rare Patient Voice visit 

Phone: 1-443-986-1949