Call for Participants is an open platform to promote academic research studies that anyone can take part in. We're now developing it into a Jisc service that will benefit the UK research community.
What we are building
- An online community assisting researchers
Call for Participants gives researchers, from the higher education, further education and commercial sectors, access to a representative participant pool, improving research quality
- A self-sustaining platform
We are transforming Call for Participants into a self-sustaining service to ensure value for money for the sector
How this will help you...
...as a researcher
- Access a large pool of participants interested in contributing to your research
- Receive a stylish landing page for your research study
- Promote your study with tools including the one-click recruitment poster generator
...as a research group or faculty leader
Dedicated spaces - called 'groups' - bring all current and past studies from your research group into one place.
The groups come with a range of management tools, while group members can act as 'brand advocates', making sure the great work you do is showcased to members of the general public that are engaging with your research.
...as a university IT / marketing and communications / research officer
The fully-automated digital noticeboard brings together all recruiting research from your university.
This is a great way to help your students, and the general public, find and engage with the research happening in your university.
...as a non-academic researcher
Commercial access provides the benefits of Call for Participants to non-academic researchers and provides an affordable alternative to panellist companies.
Anyone can use the platform to take part in surveys, interviews and experiments and, in many cases, is rewarded for doing so.
“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
Get in touch
To find out more about the project, or if you're interested in using the beta service, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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