Volunteers needed for research

Welcome to the studies recruitment site for the School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham. We often need participants for either online studies or studies taking place at the University of Birmingham campus.

Online studies 

These usually involve filling in questionnaires that might ask about your personality, feelings, eating habits and lifestyle. We will let you know about the topic of the questionnaire and how long it will take to complete it before you decide to take part. Most online studies will include the chance to win money or vouchers as compensation for taking part.

Studies on campus

On campus studies may involve filling in questionnaires, reading a text and answering questions about it, tasting different foods and rating them or completing simple computer based tasks. Occasionally, we also have opportunities to take part in research that involves brain scanning for which we can provide participants with an image of their brain. Most of our studies will also provide you with snacks and/or lunch and many will compensate you for your time in cash (£10/hour on average).

What to do if you are interested in taking part   

I consent to take part in the survey (please read the information below)

If you are interested in taking part in a research study (online and or campus based), please click the consent link above to answer a few questions about yourself. The questions should take less than 5 minutes to complete.

By clicking the link above, you are acknowledging that you consent to take part in the survey and for your details to be held so that you can be contacted regarding studies that you are eligible to take part in. All personal details will be kept in a secure location and in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act. We will only use the information provided to contact you. We will never pass on any information about you to an outside party. All information gathered during study participation will remain completely confidential.

You may choose to opt out without penalty at any time. If you change your mind while completing the survey, simply close your browser. Incomplete surveys will be deleted and no information retained. If you wish to withdraw from the database after completing the survey, you can let us know either by emailing bhamstudies@contacts.bham.ac.uk, or simply by replying to any email you receive from us containing study information. Just put the word 'Unsubscribe' in the subject line and you will be removed from the database and all of your personal information deleted from our records. You can also choose to withdraw from a study at any time if you do not wish to continue. After 5 years from the original time you joined the database, you will be emailed and asked to provide fresh consent to remain on the system. Non-response will lead to automatic deletion from the database.

If you have any queries, please contact bhamstudies@contacts.bham.ac.uk.