Buff Bulletin Board

The Buff Bulletin Board, a listing of campus announcements, is a service of Campus Communications.

 

Share your feedback on library services and collections

Norlin Library

Many library services changed or were disrupted due to the pandemic. We are interested in learning more about how these changes may have affected your use and satisfaction with our services, spaces and collections.
 
Participation in this research study is voluntary and your responses will be confidential. CU Boulder students, staff and faculty who complete the survey have the option to enter a drawing for one of 20 $5 Amazon e-gift cards (one entry per person).

Complete our survey.

This survey has been reviewed and approved by CU Boulder's Institutional Review Board (protocol 21-0044). Please contact the co-investigators (gabrielle.wiersma@colorado.edu and arthur.aguilera@colorado.edu) if you have questions or concerns about this survey or research project.

Research subjects needed for study on AI drone interaction

We are conducting research to investigate how people interact with an autonomous simulated aerial drone to conduct surveillance and reconnaissance missions using natural language and sketches.

We are looking for healthy subjects aged 18-65 who can use a computer keyboard and mouse. Subjects will be tested for ~1.5 hours and will be compensated a minimum of $9 with the opportunity to earn a merit-based bonus of up to $20.

If interested, email a researcher at: humanrobotdialogstudy@lists.colorado.edu

Research study: Were you tested for COVID-19 at CU Boulder?

saliva tube on campus

If you have participated in campus COVID-19 testing at any point, please take five minutes to join our research study. Help us uncover new ways to diagnose and understand this virus using your leftover saliva from testing. 

To participate:

  • Must be at least 17 years old*
  • Complete a brief online consent form and survey

Support infectious disease research today! Enroll now at covidcu.com. If that link does not work, copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://redcap.ucdenver.edu/surveys/?s=J9M7JCYK9J

If you enrolled prior to February 2021, please consider re-enrolling to have the option to participate in follow-up surveys to help us understand how your COVID-19 experiences have changed over time.

*Family members of CU affiliates 18 years of age and older who have participated in CU saliva testing are also eligible!

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of our study personnel at cupandemicstudy@gmail.com.

The CU Pandemic Research Team
University of Colorado Boulder | BioFrontiers Institute
cupandemicstudy@gmail.com
IRB Protocol #20-0417

Eye tracking study: Earn $50-70

human eye

The Emotive Computing Lab at CU Boulder is looking for participants for a study of eye movements and brain activity during learning.  

You are eligible to participate in this research study if you:

  • are at least 16 years of age
  • are a student (at a high school, college or university)
  • are fluent in English
  • are in good health
  • have no history of seizures
  • have normal or corrected-to-normal vision
  • are proficient with computers
  • have not previously taken part in the Online Learning study with our lab (check if unsure)

What does my participation entail?

The study requires one visit of between 2 and 3 hours to the lab on CU Boulder’s East Campus (1777 Exposition Drive, Boulder, CO 80309; see COVID-19 safety procedures below), plus one 30-minute follow-up questionnaire to be completed online. 

The first visit will involve having your eye movements, physiological responses (e.g., heart rate), video of your face/upper body, and brain activity non-invasively recorded while you complete a computer-based reading task and answer several questionnaires. It will take approximately 2 to 3 hours, and you will be paid $20 per hour for a total of $40-60.

About a week later, you will complete a 30-minute online survey; upon completion you will receive an additional $10. Note that travel compensation is not provided.

If you are under 18, your parent or guardian will also need to provide consent.

What are the COVID-related safety procedures?

We will take utmost care to ensure your safety for the duration of the visit, with stringent procedures approved by CU administration.

  • We provide masks, handwashing stations and temperature checks on arrival.
  • All occupants of the building are required to wear a mask at all times.
  • All equipment is sterilized between uses with medical-grade disinfectant.
  • You will be alone in the testing room for most of the study (a researcher will run the session from an adjacent room, instructing you via video conference).
  • Only six people will be in the facility at a time (43% of usual occupancy).

How will I get paid?

Payment will be via an Amazon gift card.

What are the next steps?

If you are interested in participating, please sign up online. You can contact us at eyemindlink@gmail.com with any questions.

Thank you for your time,
The Emotive Computing Lab

How has COVID-19 changed you? Take this survey

The CU Boulder Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences is currently seeking people who are at least 18 years old with or without hearing loss to participate in a research study. The purpose of this study is to examine if COVID-19 has caused social emotional changes in adults with and without hearing loss. We hope the information that we gather from this study will allow us to better support people in these challenging times.

Participation in this study involves: 

  • An online survey on a computer or smartphone that is approximately 5-10 minutes long.
  • We do not collect or require you to give personal identifying information and your responses will remain anonymous. 
  • By participating in this survey, there are no foreseeable risks, discomfort or benefit to the survey respondent. 

To participate in this study, please take this survey.

You can help our recruitment efforts by distributing this survey to friends and family who are over 18 years of age. 

For more information about this study, please contact the research coordinator, Kayla Cormier, by email at kayla.cormier@colorado.edu. 

Study Title: Hearing Loss and the Social Emotional Impact of COVID-19
IRB #: 21-0037
 

Paid research opportunity for 11- to 13-year-old children: The Language and Memory Study

Dear parents,

We are writing to invite your child to participate in an online language production study conducted via Zoom at a time that is convenient for you and your child. The study is open to 11- to 13-year-old children who are acquiring English as a first language.

Your child will engage in simple games in which they will be shown cartoon pictures on a screen and asked questions about them. The total time for the study is 20-30 minutes or less, depending on number of breaks. We will send you an Amazon gift card worth $15 within 1-2 weeks of study completion (and a gift card worth $5 if you complete part of the study).

Interested? Contact us at ldclab.boulder@colorado.edu.

First-year mental health experiences during COVID-19

How is your herd’s mental health?

We want to understand your experience as a first-year student at CU during the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the First Year Experience initiative. Complete an online survey sharing your own experiences, thoughts and feelings.

This research is being conducted by researchers in the CU Department of Psychology and Neuroscience (IRB#18-0483). You will have the opportunity to win one of 10 $100 Amazon gift cards. Additional opportunities to participate in paid research may be available. To qualify, you must be a first-year student at CU, between the ages of 18-25 and fluent in English.

Please contact gruberpeplab@colorado.edu with the subject line “EMERGE 2020 COVID-19 Study” and we will send you a survey link to complete at your convenience.

IRB #18-0483

Volunteers needed for paid cardiovascular research study

The Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory is looking for volunteers (ages 60-plus) who are willing to undergo a three-month period taking MitoQ or placebo pills to study the potential healthy aging effects of MitoQ, an antioxidant that is attracted to the mitochondria of cells, supplementation on physiological function.  

Benefits include:

  • Detailed blood panel (cholesterol, glucose, etc.)
  • Monetary compensation for time

If interested: call 303-735-6410 or email mitoqstudy@colorado.edu.

Join our daylight saving time sleep study

Looking for individuals, ages 18- 65, to participate in the daylight saving time study with CU Boulder.

You will be able to continue your normal activities during the 18 days of at-home monitoring beginning on March 5. We only ask that you not stay up all night. If you wear the sleep watch for the 18 days and complete the daily sleep diary and weekly sleep questionnaire, you will be compensated up to $60.

Email sleep.study@colorado.edu for details. Ask about the “Daylight Saving Time” study.

Primary Investigator: Kenneth Wright Jr., PhD

Join study on social anxiety

Researchers are seeking socially anxious individuals to participate in a study of factors that contribute to social anxiety, as well as the impact of expressive writing about social anxiety-provoking experiences. The study includes a 1½-hour initial session and a 30-minute follow-up survey (both completed online).

You will be paid $25 in Amazon gift cards if you complete both the initial session and follow-up.

You may be eligible to participate if:

  • You are at least 18 years old
  • You are fluent in English
  • You are socially anxious
  • You complete a brief survey confirming you are eligible

See if you qualify by completing a brief and anonymous screening survey, or email margaret.tobias@colorado.edu for more information.

This research study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board (Protocol #20-0370).

Paid study on bipolar disorder

Diagnosed with bipolar disorder? Interested in your moods and brain? Want a picture of your brain? Participate in a paid study to understand your own emotions and the emotions of others here on campus in the CU Department of Psychology and Neuroscience (IRB#17-0358).

Study includes some or all of the following parts:

  • Visit(s) 1 and 1.5 – Behavioral Lab Tasks: Interview about thoughts and feelings, physiological monitoring (heart rate), computer tasks, questionnaires (2-3 hours each; $20/hour). Visit 1 will take place remotely in the form of a Zoom video call.
  • Visit 2 – fMRI Scan: View videos and pictures, and think about emotions while in a brain imaging scanner, computer tasks, questionnaires (2 hours; $25/hour and picture of your brain).
  • Opportunities to participate in paid follow-up surveys also may be available.

For Aims 1-3: To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 55 years old and have a diagnosis of bipolar disorder.

For Aim 4: To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 25 years old.

Please fill out a brief survey to apply.

Have a question? Please email gruberpeplab@colorado.edu with the subject line “MASC Bipolar Study,” or give us a call at 512-956-7371. 

Participate in the Mindful Campus Program

We are seeking current CU undergraduates off all majors and backgrounds to participate in a research study investigating the Mindful Campus Program, an 8-week course designed to promote mindfulness, compassion and community engagement. 

You can earn up to $125 by participating in this study.

Participants will attend eight 90-minute Zoom sessions, complete surveys at three time points, and participate in focus groups to give feedback on the Mindful Campus Program. You must be 18 years old or older to participate. The IRB protocol number for this study is 21-0001. 

By participating in this research, you will not only have the opportunity to learn and practice in a community setting, but also you may contribute to the creation of programs and policies to support undergraduate wellness at CU Boulder. Please reach out if you’re interested in learning about sections of the Mindful Campus course specifically for BIPOC and/or LGBTQ+ students. 

Please send an email to mindfulcampus@colorado.edu if you’re interested in learning more or complete the interest form.
 

Online study: Play collaborative learning games online and earn $30

The Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Computing Lab at CU Boulder invites you to participate in a study of collaboration. You are eligible to participate if you are a CU Boulder student, at least 18 years of age, speak English, do not have significant and uncorrected vision impairments, and have not previously played Physics Playground or a similar game (e.g., Crayon Physics Deluxe, Magic Pen) for more than an hour.

The study will take place over Zoom and will last approximately two hours. You will be compensated with a $30 Amazon gift card.

If you are interested in participating, please contact us at emotivecomputing.cps2@gmail.com for more information.

Online study: Play collaborative learning games and earn $30

The Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Computing Lab at CU Boulder invites you to participate in a study of collaboration. You are eligible to participate if you are a CU Boulder student, at least 18 years of age, speak English, do not have significant and uncorrected vision impairments, and have not previously played Physics Playground or a similar game (e.g., Crayon Physics Deluxe, Magic Pen) for more than an hour.

The study will take place over Zoom and will last approximately two hours. You will be compensated with a $30 Amazon gift card.

If you are interested in participating, please contact us at emotivecomputing.cps2@gmail.com for more information.

Paid research study for adults who fear spiders

The CU Boulder Psychology Department is looking for adults aged 18-40 to participate in a study about attitudes towards spiders, which requires looking at various spider stimuli. This is a paid research study that consists of one 4-hour session. You will earn $60 for the completion of this study.

Eligibility criteria:

  • 18-40 years of age
  • Physically healthy
  • Experience significant fear of spiders
  • Qualify based on a short online survey

If you're interested, please email alex.kirk@colorado.edu for more information.