Be a Participant


We welcome Duke students and Triangle community members to participate in social science research studies at the IBRC!

The IBRC pays an average of $14/hour (varies by study) for participation and all studies take place at the IBRC.

Would you like to be a paid participant in research studies at the IBRC?

Want to stay up to date on IBRC studies and events?

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What are the steps to sign up for a participant account?

  1. Follow the link above and click “Request Account.” (You must have an email address to create an account.)  Complete the required fields.
  2. Your account will be approved within three business days.
  3. You will receive an email from the participant pool with the login name you chose and a random password generated by the system. This is the information you will use to login.
  4. Once your account is approved, you will read and review our privacy policy and complete a brief survey, called a “prescreen,” about yourself.
  5. Once you have submitted your prescreen, click “Studies” to see the studies that you qualify to participate in that are running at the lab. Read the instructions carefully regarding how study timeslots will be presented in your account.

RECOMMENDED: Change your password as soon as possible to something you will remember.

  1. Researchers at the IBRC design studies for different groups (students vs. nonstudents, females vs. males, specific age ranges, etc.). When you login, you may not see the same studies that someone else sees, and that’s okay! The system is designed to only show you the studies in which you can participate.
  2. Every study at the IBRC is different. Make sure you READ STUDY DESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY and feel free to contact researchers directly (researcher contact information can be found under the “Study Information” tab) if you have specific questions. 
  3. Studies take place at several different locations, including the IBRC, Fuqua B-Lab, the Social-Psychology Building on Duke's West Campus and online.