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University studies are conducted by highly qualified academics, in accordance with the appropriate ethics approval, seeking to answer important scientific questions. For example, some studies may be looking to collect data from people who have similar interests to understand how we learn and develop, while other studies may be performing a clinical trial to evaluate a new treatment. No matter what the research involves, researchers need participants to answer these questions and improve our lives.

RecruitKoala allows you to find university research studies around you, take part in interesting research, earn cash or other incentives, and help improve human knowledge.

Here are our top 5 reasons why you should consider participating in a research study.

1. You will contribute to society and the advancement of science and technology.

Major scientific breakthroughs could not happen without the generosity of participants. By participating in a research study, you will be helping those with different conditions and health problems and directly contribute to the advancement of scientific and medical research for future generations.

2. Your quality of life and general wellbeing may improve.

Many people participate in research studies to improve their own health and wellbeing. For example, some people may participate to learn about new treatments for their health problems before they are widely available. While healthy people may take part to help find ways to prevent a disease that may be common in their family. Whatever your motivation, when you choose to participate in a study, your contribution can help you and other people live better lives.

3. You will get to meet researchers and learn about their research.

By taking part in a research study, you will have the chance to meet a broad range of skilled researchers. Depending on the study, the research team may include engineers, healthcare professionals, scientists, and technologists. This is a unique opportunity to learn directly from researchers who are experts in their fields and discover the latest developments and innovations in medical/scientific knowledge.

4. You may be compensated for your study participation.

In addition to being a rewarding experience, you may receive cash, vouchers or gifts to compensate for your travel and time.

5. Participation is completely voluntary and consent to participate can be withdrawn at any time.

This means you may withdraw from a study at any time if you do not feel comfortable taking part in it or if you are no longer able to participate.

 

Here's what happens when you sign up for a study:

  • Based on the information you provide, you are screened to make sure you qualify for the study.

  • The owner of the research study (i.e., the researcher(s)) will contact you to explain the study in detail, gather more information about you, and answer any questions you may have.

  • Once you have had all your questions answered and agree to participate, you sign an informed consent form.

  • You follow the study procedures and report any issues or concerns to researchers.
     

    Here are some interesting studies happening in Perth at the moment:

    Curtin University - Comparing movement patterns of autistic adults and adults without autism

    ECU - Investigating whether dietary fibre can improve gut health, mental wellbeing and sleep for people with IBS

     

    List your study

    If you are a researcher, you probably spend a lot of time, energy and money on recruiting participants. RecruitKoala is a free platform that matches participants with academic researchers in Australia to help you find participants in days so you can focus more on your research and less on finding participants. It is a tool by academics for academics.

    Submit your study here

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