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It's a one-stop-poster-shop

19 January 2016

Call for Participants is all about saving researchers time and money. Today, we take a huge leap forward in that by officially introducing our poster feature, which allows anybody to create and print a beautiful participant recruitment poster with a single click. Every day, we all have to do things that take up our time and take time away from doing what we love or what inspires us. So when we started CFP, we wanted to make participant recruitment easier for researchers so they can focus their time on what inspires them.

Done-in-one

Picasso was Picasso because he loved to paint. But others might hate painting or other such arty activities - such as, let's say, creating a poster for your participant recruitment. That's why with Call for Participants, after you have created your recruitment study page, you can press a single button, and voila - your study poster is ready.

The poster feature automatically generates a custom poster from the data you input

You can save the A4 sized poster saved to your computer or printed directly from your web browser. It even works on mobile if you are that busy. Quite frankly, we think it's the best thing since sliced bread.

It comes with all your participants need to take part:

  • Beautiful cover image to inspire participants
  • Study overview bullet-points to let them know what is involved in the study
  • Study description for you to give them an idea of what to expect
  • QR-code for the tech-savvy to instantly get onto your study page
  • Tear-away stubs for the more conventional way to find your research in the world wide web
  • Works great in colour or in black-and-white

And to help the busy bee admin people, we've even thrown in poster printed and study expiry dates so that they know when you've put the poster up or when to take an old poster down, keeping the notice boards at your university tidy. Simply put - it's a win-win.

We have also made it super simple for anyone to print any study's poster. For example, if you are a researcher recruiting parents with children aged 1-3, you could ask local nurseries to put up your study poster, which they can print directly from your study page. Or you might want to help our a fellow researcher from a different department and print out their poster to hang up in your department. Whatever the scenario, one thing is certain - using the poster feature is the simplest thing.

Recap

So, how do you get yours? Easy - follow these steps (HINT: if you already have a study page - skip to number 2)

  1. Create a study page
  2. Go to your dashboard, and then to the promote page
  3. Press on the orange "Print a poster" button
  4. Print the PDF and hang up where you think your participants might see it
  5. You deserve a reward - go have a nice cup of tea!

An example poster



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