Resources to Conduct Research

  • Intellectual Disabilities Participant Registry (UAIDPR): The purpose of the UAIDPR is to match children and adults who have intellectual disabilities to appropriate research studies.
  • ResearchMatch: Brings together two groups of people who are looking for one another: (1) people who are trying to find research studies, and (2) researchers who are looking for people to participate in their studies. It is a free and secure registry that has been developed by major academic institutions across the country that want to involve you in the mission of helping today’s studies make a real difference for everyone’s health in the future. View the FAQ for volunteers.
  • Student Participants: One requirement for passing Introductory Psychology is participating in approved psychological research conducted by the faculty and students in the University of Alabama Psychology Department. Watch a video about Qualtrics and SONA.
  • The Institute for Communication and Information Research (ICIR) specializes in creative and effective research designs, participant recruitment, and insightful reporting.  We offer expertise and facilities that you won’t find at any firm. A division of the University of Alabama’s College of Communication & Information Sciences, the ICIR has a long tradition of providing timely and effective research solutions to faculty and businesses.
  • Qualtrics: Robust cloud-based survey software. Use your myBama login information. Whether you need access to an online sample of respondents or help with survey programming, translation, or data analysis, the Qualtircs Panels Team can give you one-on-one attention to ensure your project’s success from start to finish. To get started or for more information/questions, please contact Qualtrics rep. Tess Huntington via email or leave a message on her direct line, 801-850-9701.
  • Mechanical Turk (mTurk) is an online crowd-sourcing tool that allows researchers to recruit and pay people to participate in online research studies. Researchers can create studies within mTurk, or include links to studies created using other online survey software (e.g., Qualtrics). The cost is decided by the researcher (I.e., the researcher decides how much to pay each participant), and mTurk charges an administration fee.
  • Research Compliance: This site is designed to inform human research participants or (“human subjects”)* in research projects conducted by faculty, staff, or students at The University of Alabama. It contains information about human-subjects research, links to useful sites, and contact information for concerns or suggestions for the improvement of UA’s human research protection program.