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Call For Participants brings you opportunities from hundreds of universities worldwide to contribute to innovative and exciting research.

Where are we today?

 
Users from
176
countries

 
Over
40,000
participations completed

 
Researchers from over
490
universities worldwide

 
 
What people say about us?

"Firstly, thank you for offering such a nice service free of charge, it's been a big help ... I found the process of setting up a study page really easy"

Mary McManaman, PhD Student
Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania, US

"Using Call For Participants has allowed me to promote my research to the relevant people from one easy-to-use interface"

James Sprinks, PhD Student
University of Nottingham
Where did it all start?

Our story

Our story starts in 2012, when we were conducting our own academic research. We would often need the general public to take part in surveys, interviews and experiments. To get participants for our research we would send out a ‘call for participants’ through our social media channels and the university mailing lists. However this would only reach our friends, family and colleagues, who were not always suitable for the research, or there were not enough of them. But in order to let the general public know about these opportunities to take part we needed a new way to communicate.

Contrary to popular belief, the research activities taking place in universities across the world every day are far from boring or “academic”. If you take part, you can find your self testing car simulators, playing with lego, trying different types of cakes, or even counting craters on Mars. And often you are rewarded for doing so with financial compensation, vouchers or other various rewards spanning from a sincere “thank you!” to theme park tickets. Therefore, to help us reach the general public and showcase all the great opportunities available, we built callforparticipants.com.

Meet the team

Martin Kruusimägi

Co-founder

Martin is the Co-founder overseeing the product development at Call For Participants. Martin has run research projects into user experience of systems and has founded a graphic design studio with over 20 clients in Europe and North-America.

Matthew Terrell

Co-founder

Matthew is the Co-founder responsible for communications at Call For Participants. Matthew has extended experience in sales which led him to found an online retail business. For the past two years he has mentored other early stage start-ups, while also conducting multiple research projects on consumer-innovation.

Daniel Ratzinger

Co-founder

Dan is the Co-founder who takes care of the technology behind Call For Participants. Dan has more than 10 years experience in digital service consulting and development in the online environment. He has experience in founding tech-businesses and has also led a large scale research study on technology start-ups.

Partnerships

Since launching our service we have seen significant growth each year. To ensure we continue to provide value and keep up-to-date with our customers needs, we have been working collaboratively with universities, charities, and the education sector leaders such as Jisc:

“Jisc offers digital services and solutions for UK education and research. The charity does this to achieve its vision for the UK to be the most digitally advanced education and research nation in the world. Working with Call for Participants helps Jisc achieve this vision as it helps researchers with the thorny problem of finding the right people to take part in their research. Making this easier for researchers saves universities time and money. So far Jisc has supported Call for Participants with £80,000 and our calculations indicate that the service has already delivered well in excess of that value to the higher education sector. We believe that together Jisc and Call for Participants can offer this exciting new service to universities and researchers across the UK and so we are planning to work with Call for Participants to trial a new approach to supporting start-ups to ensure Jisc customers benefit from their innovation.”

Andy McGregor,
Deputy Chief Innovation Officer, Jisc.
Collaborations

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Conjoint.ly is free for academic researchers, instructors, and students.

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Recent news

Jisc DigiFest '16 Podcast

Listen to our co-founder Matthew talk in Jisc's DigiFest 2016 Day 1 podcast alongside Eric Stoller of Inside Higher Ed,...
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Radio ZeroSix Interview

Listen to our co-founder Matthew's interview with Radio Zero Six. The radio station broadcasts from Nice, France and ...
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Jisc Podcast at Dublin Web Summit

Listen to Call For Participants co-founder Matthew join a Jisc podcast last week during the Dublin Web Summit. Matthew ...
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Web Summit: Come meet us in Dublin

We are delighted to announce that we have been invited to the Dublin Web Summit to exhibit as part of Web Summit Alpha -...
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Efficiency Exchange article

Rosie Niven form Efficiency Exchange caught up with us for her story on how student innovation is supporting efficiency ...
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Jisc Podcast

Listen to Andy McGregor, Jisc's deputy chief innovation officer discuss their Student of Summer Innovation competition, ...
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Research Information article

Read the recent article by Research Information about Call for Participants. Research Information focuses on all matters...
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LSE Blog

Call for Participants was featured in the London School of Economics and Political Science Impact blog with an article ...
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University of Nottingham Press release

Read the University of Nottingham's recent article about Call for Participants and how our service helps solve one of ...
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