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Participate in Research

Connecting community with research.

Participate in Research at UCalgary

Participate in Research is a searchable database for community members to connect with researchers recruiting participants. 

UCalgary believes in thinking creatively and courageously, and in doing research that has a positive impact on our communities at home and around the world. Our scholars conduct research studies and clinical trials in a vast range of disciplines, from MRIs to understand childhood brain development, to online surveys that help us understand how people interact on social media.

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Our scholars conduct research studies and clinical trials in a vast range of disciplines, from MRIs to understand childhood brain development, to online surveys that help us understand how people interact on social media.

Depending on the type of study you participate in, you may be involved in a range of activities. In health research, participants may help researchers to understand the effects of new drugs or therapies. In other kinds of research, participation might involve completing questionnaires or interviews, behavioural tasks like physical exercises, or memory and cognitive tasks.

Participating in research at UCalgary is a great opportunity to learn about new technologies, therapies, and ideas. While many projects call for participants who meet certain criteria such as a health condition or lifestyle, many also need healthy or control participants in order to conduct a successful study or trial. Often, siblings or family members join as a control participant when a loved one is participating in a trial. Similarly, individuals who have been impacted by health or other challenges in their life may participate as a way to engage and contribute to research.

If you have questions about a specific study, please use the contact information provided on the individual study page. Note that some studies may only accept participants by physician referral; if this is the case, you may save or print the study information to discuss with your family doctor. 

For Researchers

Bring awareness to your research.

Participate in Research is an initiative led by the Office of the Vice-President (Research) to support UCalgary researchers to recruit participants. 

Learn how to include your study

Health Research

Clinical Trials evaluate the effects of health-related interventions on health outcomes, and assess the effects of biomedical interventions such as drugs, devices, cognitive-behavioural therapy, diagnostic tests, and others.

Non-Health Research

Qualitative Studies aim to understand how people think about the world and how they behave in it. Data collection methods might include interviews, surveys, focus groups, and observations.

Community + Researchers

Connect with researchers whose studies need participants. UCalgary strives to ensure that research at the university is family, community, and patient-centred to maximize benefits for Albertans.

Spotlights

Showcasing the wide variety of studies and trials available to participate in - there's something for everyone. Spotlight studies are updated throughout the year on a rotating basis.

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HICCUP

Healthy Infants and Children's Clinical Research Program (HICCUP) is building a large sample of healthy children and parents willing to consider participation in healthy control research.

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How do I use my walking aid?

Help researchers test an app designed and developed to teach people how to fit and walk with their walking aids, like canes, crutches, and studies.

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CanTreatCOVID

CanTreatCOVID is a national community-based clinical trial investigating drug treatment for adults who get COVID-19.


Enter keywords to search available studies.

Some studies may require physician referrals or other requirements. Be sure to check the contact information and eligibility criteria carefully.


For Researchers

Participate in Research is an initiative led by the Office of the Vice-President (Research) to support researchers to recruit human participants.

 

Study information is pulled directly from IRISS and displayed here, on the Participate in Research website, allowing visitors to search and filter studies based on keywords associated with their interests.

To see your study or trial in the searchable database, simply opt in during your ethics application in IRISS.

If your study's contact information includes an email address, visitors will be able to contact your study team directly via a webform included on the website.

 

Helpful Tips

  • Request a VANITY URL for your study page through the VPR Communications team
    (Go from: ucalgary.ca/research/participate/study/12345/full-length-study-name into: research.ucalgary.ca/mystudy)
  • Be SPECIFIC with eligibility criteria (ages, locations, genders, etc.)
  • Include CURRENT contact information
  • Ensure you REMOVE your study once recruitment has closed

Resources for Researchers

User Guide: How to Include Your Study

 

For help in IRISS:
iriss.support@ucalgary.ca | 403.220.8800

For more information, contact the VPR Communications Team:
VPRComms@ucalgary.ca

 

 

 


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