Website Helps Recruit Research Participants

UNC faculty, staff, and student researchers who need human participants for their research projects can recruit them using the Office of Research's website.

The service is available only to UNC researchers who are conducting investigations previously approved by UNC's Institutional Review Board. Having submitted an IRB application with a pending approval does not constitute eligibility.

Instructions are included on the site for obtaining a copy of your IRB approval through IRB-Net in case you don't have your approval notice.

Researchers seeking participants submit information using the electronic submission form on the new website. Submissions will be reviewed and posted on an approximate monthly basis.

Although the need for participants will be communicated periodically to internal and external audiences, to avoid the disappointment of an inadequate sample size, researchers are advised to be realistic about the numbers of individuals who'll see their entry and choose to volunteer, and are encouraged to seek participants through other sources specified in their IRB protocols.

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