Call for Participants
Where researchers and participants meet - providing a secure and trusted connection between researchers and participants
2 years and 1 month
Ended 31 Jul 2015100%
Helping to increase public engagement and build a community of individuals interested in sharing and contributing to academic research. One of six projects we are continuing to work with from the 2013 Summer of Student Innovation.
Call for Participants makes it easier and more streamlined for researchers to find people who are willing and able to participate in their research trials, while allowing institutions to engage with the public in a novel way.
The site allows researchers to create landing pages and customise screening questions to recruit exactly the right participants for their study. The site then sends the information to anyone who matches the researcher’s criteria.
The studies advertised range from work on quitting smoking to research into citizen science and technology use.
“The savings in time and effort makes the case for Call for Participants overwhelming. A significant reduction in recruitment effort should be possible for most researchers, and potential participants will only need to visit a single site to find interesting opportunities. It’s simple and efficient and the logical thing to do.”
Parmjit Dhugga, research and training development management at The University of Nottingham
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The team is made up of three PhD students from the University of Nottingham’s Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute.
They are working with Nottingham Catalyst, a community partnerships initiative at the university, which links research and public engagement with the aim of contacting hard to reach areas of the community.
What's happening with 2013 ideas?
We are working with six of the 21 projects from the 2013 Summer of Student Innovation to develop and explore the possibility of offering them as a shared service for the sector.
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This project ran until summer 2015