Creating a Study Page on Call for Participants is a multi-step process:
- Provide information about your study and save it on CfP
- Publish it to the general public and start recruiting
We have created our platform this way because many researchers need to show their Study Page to ethics approval committees or to their supervisors for approval before they are allowed to make anything publicly available.
This article describes the first part, focused on creating your study page. See Publishing your Study Page for instructions on the second part.
Step 1 - Navigate to Study Page creation form
Click on "Researchers" or "Researchers" > "Learn more" at the top-right of any page on the Call for Participants site.
Click on "Create yours now". This will take you to a form where you can start filling in the information about your study.
No login or registration is required at this point.
Step 2 - Enter study details
Start filling in the information about your study. Use the tool tips in the blue boxes for guidance. Remember not to add links to surveys in the study description as you will have a chance to add these later.
Make use of the blue Tips panel to put the right information in the right place
Then proceed to the second stage to enter participant details
Step 3 - Add participant information
Add the information for and about your participants, including requirements for your participants to match in order to be eligible for taking part, instructions and study links. Keep the information short and concise.
If you are conducting an online survey, select "Online". Or if you need to meet your participants, enter the address of the location where the study takes place
Requirements are listed as bullet points so it is better to keep them concise.
Add any taking part links and instructions
If you require your participants to visit a link such as a survey or scheduling software, add the link here. This link will appear next to the instructions. Taking part links and instructions will only be shown to participants who click participate on your study page.
Complete the study creation form
Once you have filled out the form, continue by pressing the ‘proceed’ button at the bottom. You will then be shown an overview of the information you have submitted.
Step 4 - Check your content
Once you are happy with the content of your research study page click on the 'Save study' button, this will save your study on the website.
At this point, your study page is still unpublished and won't show up in any search results.
You will now be asked to log in or create an account. After that, you can publish your study and start recruiting.