Paid participation in psychological research

About our research

We have a wide range of research groups who are often looking for people to participate in studies. This usually involves coming in to the school to take part during normal working hours, although occasionally out-of-hours opportunities are available.

Some research requires particular age groups or other characteristics. When you first sign up you will be asked to complete a short questionnaire. This ensures that you are only offered opportunities where you match the researcher's requirements.

All of your personal information is treated confidentially and is only used by researchers within the Plymouth School of Psychology to recruit participants. No information is passed to any third party.

How to volunteer

To sign up for the Plymouth PsyLab select the 'Sign Up' button below. You need to have a valid e-mail address. 

Please make sure to select the 'Paid Public' group, or you will not receive invitations to paid studies.

Once your request is approved, you will receive an email and you can then log in. 

The system will have e-mailed you a random password. It is recommended that you go to "My Profile" and change it to something you will remember. 

To see available studies which match your profile, there is a link under "Study Sign-Up".

Occasionally you will receive e-mails alerting you to new studies which are recruiting, but it is always worth logging in to see what timeslots are available for existing studies.

To get in touch with us please send an email to Lynne James or phone our Technical Office on +44 1752 584846. We are in room 109 on the first floor of the Link Building.