Participate in Research


Your Benefits as a participant

You are paid for your participation

All participants recruited through our recruitment system are compensated for their time spent on participating in studies and experiments. We recommend to our researchers that they pay around R*** per hour. You can either be paid by bank transfer, ewallet, gift voucher or another form of payment. Note that in some studies the amount you receive can depend on how you solve your task in the experiment. 
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If participants are recruited outside our recruitment system, it is up to the researcher(s) to decide how participants are compensated.

It’s exciting and you never know what happens

The experiments vary greatly, and each offers a unique experience. The studies are on human behaviour and cognition, and as a participant you often perform tasks in front of a computer such as problem solving, questionnaires, decision making and so forth. Some studies use various forms of technology such as eye tracking, EEG, ECG, GSR, facial coding or virtual reality. You can find a general description of each study at our participation website and choose the ones that interest you.
Sign up in the participation system here

You help researchers at Acalytica

All researchers at Acalytica have access to human research best practices. Each study needs a sufficient number of participants to get results that are as valid as possible. That is why your participation makes a difference for the researchers.

Participant Eligibility

All persons over 18 years of age 

All members of the public aged 18 or above have the opportunity to participate in studies.

You need identification

Most studies require you to have identification in the form of an Acalytica Participant ID. The payment to your bank account, e-wallet or a gift voucher requires the Acalytica Participant ID as audit documentation.

How do I participate in experiments?

All you have to do is create an account in our online participation system. Subsequently, you can browse and sign up for studies that interest you. Here is a step-by-step guide of what to do:

  1. To sign up as a participant, simply click ‘Sign up here‘.
  2. You will then be taken to our research participation system. Click ‘Request Account’ (see image below) and follow the instructions. You will receive an email with login information.
  3. Once you have created an account and logged in, you will be presented with your rights as a participant of Acalytica Human Behaviour Lab. Please read these carefully and click “Yes” once you have read and agreed to our terms.
  4. On condition that you accept the terms described above, you will be presented with a short three-minute survey. Questions are mainly demographic (e.g., age, gender, language skills). You only complete the survey the first time you log in.
  5. You will then be able to see the available studies. Find more information about a specific study by clicking on the name of the study.
  6. Browse and sign up for studies. Each study will provide a brief description, location information, details of the reward and contact information of the lead researcher, in case you have any questions or concerns. Most of our studies take place at the Lab, but we also run online studies and experiments in other locations.

Remember your Acalytica Participant ID

When you arrive for the experiment you will be asked for your identification. Researchers at Acalytica Human Behaviour Lab do not know you by name or your email address, but only by your Acalytica Participant ID. It is therefore important that you remember your it or have it written down somewhere, where you can quickly find it. 

Your Acalytica Participant ID code is generated by the Cognition and Behavior Lab Participation System automatically, and not by you. You cannot change your ID Code.

Find your Acalytica Participant ID

When you sign up for a study you will receive an email confirmation. Your Acalytica Participant ID can also be found in this email confirmation.  

Or you can find it in your account information:

1. Log in to the participant system with your User ID and password

2. Click My Profile in the upper right corner

3. You will see a four or five digit number corresponding to Identity Code. Underneath this number it is stated “Researchers will see only this code, and never your name”. This is your Acalytica Participant ID.

How to cancel experiment attendance

ALWAYS remember to cancel, if you are not able to show up for an experiment you signed up for. You can easily cancel your sign-up at the participation website. If it is too late to cancel, you can send an email to the researchers of the study. Their contact information is found under the description of the study, where you signed up. In emergency cases you can also write to

Too many unexcused no-shows deactivates your account

If you do not cancel and do not show up for a session you will be marked as an unexcused no-show. If you get more than 1 unexcused no-show your account will be deactivated. Researchers spend a lot of resources and time planning the sessions and your absence can lead to a cancellation of the session. In case of illness please inform the researchers. If you cancel you will be marked as an excused no-show and have the possibility to participate in the study another time.