Opportunities to contribute to research that are currently available:

OneClick - People aged 50-64 Needed for Fun, Social Engagement Research Study

We are seeking participants for a research study exploring the social engagement benefits of a video chat platform called OneClick.  The aim of this study is to test how usable and enjoyable OneClick is for connecting with others. Participants will engage in fun, social events with other people to test and help develop a video chat technology. This study will last 4 weeks and take place on OneClick.  

Potential participants must be aged 50-64, speak English, and have a computer with access to internet. Participants will be compensated for participation in the study. For more information, please refer to the attached flyer. If interested in participation, please contact us at  KCH-HFA-OneClick@illinois.edu or (217)265-0089.  

Understanding Attitudes and Opinions Towards a Health Technology

The Human Factors and Aging Laboratory at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is seeking research participants for a research study titled, “Understanding Attitudes and Opinions Towards a Health Technology.” For this study, we are focusing on the use of a health technology to support the self-monitoring of African American adults’ health to manage their chronic conditions. This study will last 2.5 hours and take place via Zoom.  

Potential participants must be 50-80 years old, diagnosed with a chronic health condition, speak English, identify as African American, and have the capability to use Zoom. Participants will be compensated with a $50 Amazon e-Code. Please refer to the attached flyer for more information. If interested in participation, please contact Maurita Harris at maurita2@illinois.edu.


ONLINE ROBOT Survey Research Opportunity - Can live anywhere but must have computer access

The Human Factors and Aging Laboratory, housed within the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Applied Health Sciences, is seeking research participants for an IRB-approved research study. Participants will be asked to review a series of robot videos and answer brief survey questions. Potential participants must be aged 65-85 years old, be able to read off a computer screen with font size 14, and have computer and internet access. Participation will last approximately 30 minutes. Participants will have a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card through a raffle.

To complete the survey, please visit https://j.mp/2NyOSfT.  For questions, please contact Dr. Travis Kadylak by email at kaydlak@illinois.edu or by phone at 217-300-5445. To learn more: https://beckman.illinois.edu/research/join-a-research-study/join-i-help. Please sign up today 217-300-3580 


WITS WELLNESS: Research opportunity for people 50 years and older - Illinois Residents

University of Illinois is looking for participants for the Wits Wellness Research Study. Participants can receive up to $60 for their participation in the study. Read more on Wits Wellness research study.


DEMENTIA IN AGRICULTURE: Research opportunity for farm and Extension workers - United States (interview by phone/zoom)

Given the hazardous nature of agriculture, the impact of dementia and cognitive impairment on older agricultural workers and their families is an area of public health concern. Read more on the dementia in agriculture research study.