Help Study Registration
How much does it cost to register for a study?
Registering for a study is free.
Why do I need to provide my phone number?
In order to provide researchers with reliable contact information, we require that participants provide both a phone number and an email address.
The phone number is not stored in your profile and is only provided to the researcher administering the study.
Why do I need to provide my gender and age?
Gender and age are requirements for nearly every research study, so they are required when registering. However, the researcher is only provided with an age range and is not shown your exact age or birthday.
Why do I need to answer questions to register?
Researchers can create a custom eligibility questionnaire for each study. The answers to these questions are provided to the researcher and are used to determine whether you're eligible for participation. Please answer them honestly and to the best of your ability.
What should I write in the Reason for Interest?
This is your opportunity to provide some background on why you're interested in the study and why you think you might be a good candidate for participation. If you're registering on behalf of someone else (a parent or child, for example), you can mention that as well.
To preserve participant anonymity, please do not include any personally identifying details or contact information.
I've registered, now what?
The researcher administering the study will review your demographic information, eligibility questionnaire responses, and Reason for Interest. Based on that information and other factors (response rate, registration order, study requirements, etc), they will either request your contact information or decide to not include you for participation.
I registered a while ago, why haven't I heard back?
Depending on a variety of factors, including response rate and time to process participants, it make take a while before the researcher is able to make a determination or is ready to accept a new batch of participants.
Please note that the decision to determine whether participants are eligible lies solely with the researcher; Research And Me cannot determine eligibility or provide an exact timeline for when a researcher will respond to registrations.