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Paid Research Opportunities

The following studies are recruiting participants and pay for your time. Read the descriptions and requirements. If you are interested, email the researcher asking to participate. Information on some studies is also posted on bulletin boards in Swift Hall.

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Chat Study

2/18/2020

Chat Study

Researchers at Northwestern are looking for young people ages 12-30 worried about recent changes in their thoughts, perceptions, and feelings to participate with their close relative, significant other, or parent in the Chat Study.

You may be eligible if experiencing one or more of the following:

-Unusual thoughts

-Questioning if things are real or imaginary

-Suspiciousness or paranoia

-A sense of having special powers or unrealistic plans for the future

-Unusual experiences with seeing or hearing things that are not there. 

The purpose of this study is to see how such experiences relate to emotional functioning, interactions with parents, and physiological responses to emotional contexts. The study will take place on Northwestern’s Evanston campus in a full day or split into two visits.

An initial screening will compensate participants $75.00 for a 1.5 hour interview.  Then, if the study is found to be a good fit, youth and their parent will be invited to participate in the main study. Based on group, the compensation ranges from $25 per hour to $50 per hour.

For more information please call 847-467-5907, email adapt@northwestern.edu, or visit our website: http://www.adaptprogram.com/adaptchicago/. If you are younger than 18, please have your parent/guardian call. 

Investigators: Claudia Haase, Ph.D and Vijay A. Mittal, Ph.D

Study Title: Emotion in Interaction with Youth and Relatives

IRB Study Code: STU00205542

Individual Brain Networks Across the Lifespan Study

11/18/2019

The Gratton Lab is recruiting participants for our study on how brain networks differ across people over the lifespan.

 Participants may earn up to $600.

 

You may be eligible to participate if you:

- Are between the ages of 65 and 75 years

- Have no non-removable metal in your body

- Are a native English speaker

- Are willing to commit up to 5 MRI sessions and 1 behavioral session over 1-3 months

 

If interested, contact Diana Perez at (847) 467-3480 or Gratton.Laboratory@gmail.com

IRB #: STU00210119

Auditory Perception

12/10/2019

The Auditory Research Laboratory at Northwestern University is looking for participants for a research study on auditory perception and otoacoustic emissions (sounds that your ears make).

To be eligible for this study, you must be between 6-12 or 18-55 years old.

Participation involves sitting quietly and listening to sounds while we make measurements with a small microphone in your ear canal. You may read a book or watch a silent movie during these measurements. Other tasks will require active participation where you will press a button when you hear a sound.
Sessions typically last up to 3 hours. More than one session may be needed. You will receive $10/hour for participating in the study. You will also receive a hearing exam as part of the study.

We are located on the Evanston campus of Northwestern University. Free parking is available. Transportation cost will be reimbursed.

This study is being conducted by Dr. Sumit Dhar. The study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at Northwestern University (Study #: STU00000295).

Interested? Please e-mail us at nuhearing@gmail.com or call (847) 467-0123 or visit https://bit.ly/33a211h to sign up.


Thank you for your interest!
Auditory Research Laboratory, Northwestern University

Lifestyle Intervention for Better Well-Being!

10/18/2019

Study Title: 

Designing Health Promotion System: Exploring the Role of Digital Dietary Intervention in Promoting Mental Health along with Physical Health

WHO can participate?
You must:
1.   Have access to a smart phone, a Gmail account, and wireless Internet.
2.   Be 20 or older living in the United States who speaks English and is literate in English.

WHAT you need to do?
You will complete sustainable lifestyle challenges delivered to you daily via a mobile application for 20 days by capturing your behaviors using the built-in camera. You will also answer a total of 3 brief surveys (pre- and post- study surveys and a follow-up survey). You may be invited to participate in a 20-minute interview via phone/Skype at the end of the study to share your experience participating in the study.
 
WHERE the research takes place?
You can participate remotely as long as you live in the United States.

Your BENEFITS?
You will earn up to $40 Amazon gift certificates through out the whole study ($ 5 after completing the pre-study survey and installing the app; $ 25 after completing the 20-day challenges and the post-study survey; $ 10 after completing the follow-up survey one month after the 20-day challenges). The gift certificates will be delivered and redeemed online.

 CONTACT:If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Patricia  Kuo at ediet.northwestern@gmail.com.

This research is conducted under the direction of Dr. Michael Horn, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208. Study Number: STU00201616

 

Project C3Fire

10/14/2019

Investigators: Dr. Jan Schmutz, Prof. Leslie DeChurch

 

We are seeking new participants for research to investigate action teams, leaders, and multiteam systems (teams of teams) in challenging environments and we need your help! We are recruiting participants for our interactive firefighting simulation called Project C3Fire! First you will complete a 45 minute online survey at your leisure before you come in to the ATLAS Lab to participate in our in-lab team task (2 hours) called Project C3Fire. Check available dates online:

www.bit.ly/projectc3fire

or write an e-mail to

ATLASNorthwestern@gmail.com

 

After half an hour of training on the C3Fire software, you will spend 90 minutes collaborating with seven other participants, managing a firefighting simulation, and answering survey questions. The C3Fire simulation is often used as a training tool for teams from military, NASA and others. You will receive a $30 gift card for the completion of the whole experiment.

 

The lab is located in Room 1-220 in the Frances Searle Building (2240 Campus Drive).

 

It is imperative that, if you commit to our study, you arrive on time because we can only conduct the study if we have a complete team of 8 people. If not all participants show up, the experiment cannot be continued. In this case you will receive a compensation of $15 for the time you spent filling out the online survey. Also, you will be able to reschedule and participate in another in-lab session to receive another $15 gift card.

 

We sincerely hope that you will be able to participate in this study and experience the C3Fire simulation.If you would like to participate, please fill out the form at www.bit.ly/projectc3fire or email the address below as soon as possible with the specific date/time that you would like to sign up for! Space is limited! If you are unable to participate on these dates, we are hosting a few more sessions in the future, so please also email me about additional opportunities to participate.

Eligibility: Registration is open to anyone 18 years of age or older who is enrolled in a degree seeking program or has completed a college degree.

 

Please feel free to forward this to friends that might be interested in participating!

 

Thank you for your consideration,

ATLAS Lab, Northwestern University

ATLASNorthwestern@gmail.com

This research was approved by Northwestern University’s IRB #: STU00210689

Individual Brain Networks Study

9/24/2019

The Gratton Lab is recruiting participants for our study on how brain networks differ between different people.

Participants in Phase I will be entered into a $50 lottery for completing a 10-15 minute survey. Chances of winning are 1/50.

You must be deemed eligible to advance from Phase I to Phase II to Phase III in order to participate in full study. Participants in Phase II will earn $15 and participants in Phase III will earn up to $960 for completion 

You may be eligible to participate if you:

  • Are between the ages of 18 and 30
  • Have no non-removable metal in your body
  • Are a native English speaker 
  • Are willing to commit up to 6-10 lab visits over 1-3 months
  • Complete an additional 1 hour in-lab screening

If interested, contact Gratton.Laboratory@gmail.com or visit sites.google.com/view/inetworks/

IRB: STU00208793 | Principal Investigator: Caterina Gratton, PhD

 

Brain wave lie detection

Posted 7/9/2019

The Rosenfeld lab is looking for volunteers between the ages of 18-30 for a study on brainwave signs of deception. Participants will complete a computer-based test while brain waves are collected.

This study will take 60 minutes or less. Volunteers will be compensated $10.00 for their participation.

If you are interested in participating, or have any questions, please email Ella at ellaperrault2020@u.northwestern.edu

Dr. J. Peter Rosenfeld | STU#00028354

Game Changers Study

Posted 7/9/2019

The Personality Across Development Lab (PADlab) at Northwestern University is conducting a research study on personality development in adolescence and how that affects decision-making and leadership skills. We are looking for participants between the ages of 13 and 17 for a study that will be completed in our lab on Northwestern's Evanston campus. The study will involve filling out questionnaires about your personality, providing physical measurements, providing saliva samples for hormonal and genetic testing, and completing interactive tasks. The study will take 3.5 hours to complete and participants will receive a $60 Amazon gift card upon completion. 

 If you are interested, please contact us and mention GAME CHANGERS: gamechangersnu@gmail.com OR 847-467-1348.

 Dr. Jennifer L. Tackett - STU# 00203160.​"

Deception Study

Posted 7/9/2019

The Rosenfeld lab is looking for volunteers between the ages of 18-30 for a study on brainwave signs of deception. Participants will complete a computer-based test while brain waves are collected.

This study will take 60 minutes or less. Volunteers will be compensated $10.00 for their participation.

If you are interested in participating, or have any questions, please email Joe at josepholson@u.northwestern.edu

Dr. J. Peter Rosenfeld | STU#00028354

Play a Sound Game!

6/26/19

The Reber Lab at Northwestern is currently seeking paid volunteers to participate in a research study on auditory skill learning. You will be performing simple skill learning tasks, such as listening to sounds and making responses while sitting at a computer.

 

The study will last no more than 1.5 hours. For your time and effort, you will be compensated $15.

 

You must be over 18 years of age to participate and have normal or corrected to normal vision and hearing. If you are interested in participating, please contact reberlab@gmail.com.

Long distance relationships and health

1/22/2019

IRB study number:  STU00207627

NU primary investigator:  Tamara Sher, Ph.D., t-sher@northwestern.edu

 Participants Needed for Online Research Study of Long-Distance Relationships

 The Health and Couples lab, under the direction of Dr. Tamara Sher at The Family Institute at Northwestern, seeks research volunteers: adult couples (age 18+) in long-distance relationship arrangements.  Each member of a participating couple will take an online survey (20-30 minutes) about their relationship experiences and well-being; they will then complete a similar survey 6 months later.  Both members of a couple must agree to participate in order to join the study.

 Participants will be compensated via online gift card credit for completing study activities; a bonus is available to couples in which both individuals complete these activities within one week of each other.  If you decide to participate, your identifying information (e.g., name, e-mail address) will be password-protected and stored separately from survey responses to maintain your confidentiality.  Participation is completely voluntary.

 Those interested in the study can access the screener at the following link:  https://weinberg.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2mGl4ltDe5g7kxL

or contact the study team by emailing longdistancecouplesproject@gmail.com (preferred) or t-sher@northwestern.edu .

Symbol and Odor Learning Task

11/16/18

The Kahnt Lab at Northwestern is currently seeking paid volunteers to participate in a study investigating orbitofrontal cortex function in outcome-guided behavior.

The study will consist of a behavioral task, fMRI, and TMS. There will be a total of 3 visits: the first being 20 minutes, the second lasting ~1 hour, and the third lasting 2 hours. The days do not need to be consecutive. Each participant will be compensated $80 for completing all 3 visits.

Please contact rewardlab@gmail.com if interested in participating or call 312-503-4223.

PI: Thorsten Kahnt | IRB#STU00205069

 

Take a nap in our lab!

11/16/18

We are seeking participants for a research study on electroencephalogram (EEG brainwaves), sleep, and cognition through the Northwestern University Psychology Department.  The study will consist of one session scheduled for 2-4 hours.  You will receive $10 per hour as compensation for your time.  Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 35 who can nap in the afternoon.  If you are interested in participating or for more information, please see http://www.northwestern.edu/people/kap/apply or email Bruce at bruce.caughran@northwestern.edu

IRB Study Code: STU00034353/Principal Investigator: Ken Paller, Ph.D.

Visual Adaptation, Selective Attention, and Shape Coding: An Integrative Investigation of Visual Attention; Understanding the Mechanisms that Control the Dynamics of Perceptual Switches

Posted 10/15/2018

The laboratories of Dr. Satoru Suzuki and Dr. Marcia Grabowecky are currently seeking healthy adults to participate in research on perception. Studies take place on the Northwestern University Evanston campus. Participants are compensated $10/hour for volunteering. Note: no transportation or parking costs will be covered.

If you are interested in participating, please contact our laboratory by email for more information: perception.nu@gmail.com

Once you contact the laboratory, you will be informed of studies in progress and their specific requirements (for example, handedness, age range, gender) and procedures. Typically, studies involve responding to images or sounds presented by a computer and last from 1-2 hours. Some studies also require responding to personality or mood questionnaires, or having physiological responses recorded (for example, brain waves or eye movements). The details of the particular study will be provided when you contact the laboratory. If you are interested in volunteering and you qualify to participate in any ongoing studies, an appointment will be scheduled.

IRB #: STU00013229-MODCR0001 Approved by NU IRB for use on or after 6/15/2018 through 6/14/2019

Psychology Symptoms and Life Events in a Community Sample

Posted 7/24/2018

Are you 16-24 years of age? You could participate in ADAPT Program’s  research study at Northwestern and receive a $10 gift card for completing a 1-hour survey online. Afterward, you may be invited to participate in a 5 hour in-person research study compensated $100!

Eligible participants meet the following:

  • 16-24 years of age
  • Proficient in English
  • Normal or corrected vision

The in-person visit at Northwestern can be completed in one or two trips and includes completing interviews and tasks. The purpose of the study is to understand how social life, thoughts, and culture affect emotional and psychological experiences in adolescents and young adults.

To see if you may be eligible to complete the 1-hour survey online, see the links below.

If you are 16-17, please click HERE.

If you are 18-24, please click HERE.

A research team member will contact you to follow up. Please note that if you are a minor, parental approval is needed.

IRB Study Code: STU00205348 / Principal Investigator: Vijay Mittal, PhD

Concealed information detection test

Posted 7/6/2018

The Rosenfeld lab is looking for volunteers between the ages of 18-30 for a study on brainwave signs of deception. Participants will complete a computer-based test while brain waves are collected.

This study will take 60 minutes or less. Volunteers will be compensated $10.00 for their participation.

If you are interested in participating, or have any questions, please email Joseph Olson josepholson2022@u.northwestern.edu

Dr. J. Peter Rosenfeld | STU#00028354

Study on Learning

Posted 6/29/2018

The Cognition and Language lab is recruiting fluent English speakers (18 and over) to participate in studies concerning the effects of analogy and similarity on learning. Participation may involve reading passages or viewing pictures and providing descriptions or making judgments about them. Tasks are paper-and-pencil-based and/or are presented on a computer.

Studies last up to an hour and participants are compensated with $12 for their time.

If you are interested in participating please contact cognitiveresearch@gmail.com. Thank you.

IRB: STU00074435 | Principal Investigator: Dedre Gentner

Change the Face of MedicineĀ  Join the All of Us Research Program at Northwestern

Posted 6/20/2018

Northwestern Medicine is excited to announce our partnership with the All of Us Research Program, from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The mission of the All of Us Research Program is simple: to speed up health research and medical breakthroughs. To do this, All of Us is asking one million people to share their health data to build the largest health database of its kind. Researchers can use this data to conduct thousands of studies. This may help them find the next big medical breakthrough.

Volunteers Needed

By joining the All of Us Research Program, you can help shape the future of health for generations to come.

Visit joinallofus.org to sign up and to learn more.

What Are the Benefits of Joining?

  • You may learn more about your health than ever before.
  • You may also learn how to use tools like mobile devices, cell phones and tablets, to encourage healthier habits.
  • Help researchers discover how different factors, like environment, lifestyle, and genes, can impact health. This may help develop new medical treatments that are unique to each person.
  • Participants receive a $25 payment for completing all research components.
  • Complimentary parking is also available for your research visit.

Together let’s create a healthier future for all of us. We hope you’ll join us in this historic research effort.

All of Us Research Program

The Precision Medicine Initiative

Northwestern Medicine Galter Pavilion

201 E. Huron St., Suite 12-160

Chicago, Illinois

312-695-6077

joinallofus@nm.org

nm.org/joinallofus


IRB# 20170520 | STU# 00204480

All of Us Research Program | Northwestern Medicine

Cognition and Emotion in Late Life

Posted 2/08/2018

The Life-Span Development Lab at Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy is looking for participants between the ages of 65 - 80 to participate in our study "Cognition and Emotion in Late Life." 

The study is aimed to investigate links between emotion and mental functioning in late life, with the goal of gaining a better understanding of how we can live happy and healthy lives as we get older. 

The study will last 3 hours and will involve watching film clips and completing brief number and word exercises.

All participants will receive a compensation of $60. 

To learn more and to see if you are eligible, please contact us.

Phone: 847-467-7404 | Secondary Phone: 847-467-3013 Email: ldl@northwestern.edu  | Website: http://haaselab.sesp.northwestern.edu

PI: Dr. Claudia Haase | IRB# STU00205547

Associated Learning

Posted 1/24/2018

The Kahnt Lab at Northwestern is currently seeking paid volunteers to participate in a study investigating discrimination and generalization in associative learning.

The study will consist of a behavioral task, fMRI, and TMS. There will be a total of 3 visits: the first being 30 minutes and the second two will be consecutive and lasting up to 2 hours each. Each participant will be compensated $100 for completing all 3 visits.

Please contact rewardlab@gmail.com if interested in participating or call 312-503-4223.

PI: Thorsten Kahnt | IRB#STU00202875

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