Research Participant Opportunities

*These studies are not endorsed by the University of Pennsylvania LGBT Center. Studies have IRB approval from University of Pennsylvania and their home universities. The LGBT Center follows strict research protocols, find more information here


 


My name is Tita Feraud-King (Holy Cross Grad ’15) and I am a graduate student in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I am reaching out to you on behalf of my research team because we believe that the LGBT Center can assist us in recruiting students (flyer attached). We are researching:

(1) how Black undergraduate and graduate students experience and make meaning of major contemporary racial events and issues in U.S. society and,

(2) how they draw connections to their own Black identity and university environment and experience. We will collect data honors the diversity of Black students’ backgrounds by considering how their other social identities (such as gender, nationality/ ethnicity, nativity, and social class) also impact their perceptions and experiences. 

Those interested in participating in the study can click on this linkhttps://tinyurl.com/DBSResearchStudy to learn more about the study and determine if they are eligible to participate. The online screening survey should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. Eligible participants will be asked to participate in one 60 to 90 minute interview via Zoom videoconferencing. A $20 Amazon gift card will be provided to all participants who complete the interview. 

Please feel free to contact me or the research team (DBSStudy2020@gmail.com) if you have any questions about this study. I would like to thank you in advance for your support!

DBS Research Study Flyer


Hello, 

You are receiving this email because a faculty or staff member in your community thought you may in interested in participating in a voluntary research study about the experiences of the resiliency of transgender students who have joined fraternities and sororities on their campus. This study is being conducted by Meredith Bielaska under the direction of Dr. Tara Hudson at Kent State University.

Participation includes:

·       a video interview with me over Zoom. The interview will last approximately 2 hours in length.

·       four weekly electronic reflective journal entries.  Each journal entry will take approximately one hour to complete.

·       For each portion of the research study you will be provided with compensation, up to a total of $20, to be provided electronically through gift cards to the email provided in your participant registration.

Eligibility criteria for this study includes the following:

o   Are you currently enrolled as a student at a college or university/ or have you graduated within the last 3 calendar years?

o   Are you at least 18 years old?

o   Are you currently an active or alumni/ae member of a fraternity or sorority?

§  Did you join your fraternity or sorority during college?

o   Would you describe your gender identity as aligning with any of the following:

§  transitioning (which refers to the process of changing one’s gender presentation and/or sex characteristics to accord with one’s internal sense of gender identity),

§  have transitioned from male to female (MTF) or from female to male (FTM),

§  identify as transgender (which refers to people whose gender identity  or one’s inner sense of being male, female, or something else differs from their assigned or presumed gender at birth)

o   If you answered “yes” to the above criteria, then you are eligible to participate in this study.

The research team has also attached the consent to participation form for you to review. If you decide you would like to move forward with participation, we will schedule a short pre-interview meeting for us over Zoom to review the consent form and procedures, discuss the participation timeline, and schedule your interview. If you have any additional. questions you can contact Meredith Bielaska at (717)723-8825 or mabiels2@kent.edu.

Thank you for your consideration, and once again, please do not hesitate to contact me if you are interested in learning more about this Institutional Review Board approved project. 

Dr. Tara Hudson

Principal Investigator


My name is Daniel Nguyen. I’m a psychology student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I’m looking for participants who are LGBTQ+ to be included in a study about the effects of the intersectionality of race/ethnicity with sexual orientation/gender on well-being. Anyone who is LGBTQ+ and 17 years or older qualifies for participation. We are particularly interested in LGBTQ+ people of color. Currently, everyone is of interest for this study. Participation is completely virtual and entails completion of a Qualtrics questionnaire (lasting about 15-20 minutes) and a Zoom interview (lasting about 30-40 minutes). If you would like to participate, you may follow the link to the questionnaire: https://ssp.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0D7XMk30jAi1K3H. At the end of the survey, there are instructions on how to schedule and complete the interview. 

If you have any questions, feel free to email the primary investigator, Daniel Nguyen (dnguyen63@huskers.unl.edu), or Dr. Cynthia Willis-Esqueda (cwillis-esqueda1@unl.edu), the faculty advisor. 

First Gen Interview Opportunity | Earn $25 
Researchers in the Department of Sociology are seeking first-generation college students to participate in a research study about student experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic. The purpose of this study is to understand and give voice to students’ diverse needs, resources, and experiences. Students who participate in an interview (1-2 hours) and complete an online survey (5 minutes) will receive $25 for participating.
  

Elena van Stee, a PhD student in Sociology, will be conducting Zoom interviews over winter break.

Interested in learning more? Take this short survey to express interest, receive more information about the study, and find out whether you’re eligible to participate. 

 Survey URL:  https://tinyurl.com/penncovidstudy


“Hello! We are a team of queer and trans-identified investigators at the University of Minnesota’s Program in Human Sexuality. We are conducting research on the intersections of identity (gender and race and ethnicity) and identity-based experiences and how that may relate to a variety of health and well-being outcomes among trans and gender diverse (TGD) people. To participate, we are asking you to click on the following link in order to enter a phone number so that we can contact you for a very brief (~1min) pre-screen phone call or text message conversation to ensure that you meet eligibility criteria and to limit access of the survey to bots. After the pre-screening, we will send you a unique link to the online survey that will take approximately 45-60 minutes to complete, though for some it may take less time and for others a little more. You will be compensated $25 in the form of an Amazon e-gift card for completing the survey.” 

My name is Marissa Plante, and I am a nonbinary undergraduate student attending the University of Notre Dame. I am currently completing my senior thesis, a study that aims to determine the welfare of gender nonconforming students attending Christian and secular colleges. I have identified your school as an institution of interest, and I would like to respectfully ask for your assistance in gathering data from it. Specifically, I would appreciate it if you could send the following survey link to your group members.

https://nd.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eJ7ag463Jw8uB4p

The survey is IRB-approved and entirely anonymous. At the end, there is an optional opportunity for participants to volunteer for follow-up interviews about their answers.


I would like to post a flyer for a Phase I HIV vaccine study we are conducting here at UPenn.  Though most students are in virtual classes and joining zoom gathering, they may be interested in join a HIV vaccine trial for a number of reasons.  To help end the epidemic, contribute to science, receive compensation, and other personal reasons.  I’ve attached a web ad for the study.  I would appreciate if you would post the ad.  Also please share my cell # (610)324-8943 with anyone who may have questions.


I am searching for participants for a short survey to assess the level of transgender inclusivity within the education system in Philadelphia middle and high schools (both public and private). Survey participants must:

1) Be over 18

2) Have attended middle or high school at a Philadelphia school (public or private) within the last six years

3) Identify as transgender and/or gender non-conforming


My name is Marissa Plante, and I am a nonbinary undergraduate student attending the University of Notre Dame. I am currently completing my senior thesis, a study that aims to determine the welfare of gender nonconforming students attending Christian and secular colleges. I have identified your school as an institution of interest, and I would like to respectfully ask for your assistance in gathering data from it. Specifically, I would appreciate it if you could send the following survey link to your group members. 

https://nd.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eJ7ag463Jw8uB4p

The survey is IRB-approved and entirely anonymous. At the end, there is an optional opportunity for participants to volunteer for follow-up interviews about their answers.


Research Experiment on therapeutic writing to enhance body image and well-being among transgender people

My name is Laurel Watson, and I’m an associate professor of counseling psychology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Along with my research team, we are conducting research regarding therapeutic writing to enhance body image and well-being among transgender people. In order to participate, you must a) identify as transgender (e.g., trans woman, trans man, non-binary, gender queer, etc.), b) be 18 years of age or older, and c) live in the United States. 

If you are interested in participating, you will be asked to complete a brief (10 to 15 minute) writing task and several short surveys. Your participation should take 20 to 25 minutes, one time only. Participation is entirely voluntary. If you are interested in participating, please click on the following link: 

https://umkc.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aWQlm0xDEzFK9U1

Or, if you would like further information, please email Laurel Watson at watsonlb@umkc.edu

Once completing the survey, you are eligible to enter a raffle to win one of four $25 Amazon gift cards. This study, protocol number 2016887, has been reviewed by University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Institutional Review Board. If you have any concerns about your rights as a participant your concerns please call 816-235-5927


Research experiment on HPV prevention recruiting participants:

Researchers are looking for participants in Outsmart HPV, an online research study that was created to help guys protect themselves from HPV (human papillomavirus). If eligible, you can earn up to $95 for participating.  For more info and to see if you qualify, visit: www.outsmarthpv.org


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Link for eligibility questions here.


Researchers from the University of Washington and La Salle University are recruiting participants. We are inviting participants to share their story about being estranged/distanced with a parent or parents because of their gender/sexual identity. Specifically, we are interested in your experience with being distanced from your parents and how you coped with that distance. This research could help other people better understand and make sense of their difficult family relationships.

To participate in the present study, individuals must meet the following criteria:

  1. Are between the ages of 13-19,
  2. Feel comfortable speaking English,
  3. Live in the United States or Canada, and
  4. Identify as being estranged /distanced from at least one parent because of their sexual/gender identity.

If individuals choose to participate, they will be asked to take a short demographic questionnaire and share their story with an interviewer for about 45-60 minutes via Zoom or phone.

After the interview is complete, participants will be compensated with a $50 gift card that you can use at a variety of businesses of your choosing such as grocery stores, amazon, restaurants, etc.

If you are interested in participating, please contact: Kyle Kubler, at uwcomresearch@gmail.com.

If you have any questions about this study, please contact Dr. Kristina Scharp (kscharp@uw.edu).



Updated 2.19.2021

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