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

 

Are you aged 18-35 and healthy? Join research study on sleep, performance, gut health

This study is about how sleep loss affects your ability to think and changes the helpful bacteria living in your gut. We are also testing how a prebiotic diet alters how you and the bacteria living in your gut respond to sleep loss and being awake at night. This research will help us to create treatments and strategies for people working long hours under stressful conditions at night (e.g., emergency workers and military personnel).

We are looking for healthy men and women, aged 18-35, to participate in two laboratory visits of approximately 3.7 days each at the CU Boulder Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory.

Participants will be compensated up to $2,451.

For study details, email sleep.study@colorado.edu and ask about the Navy study.

Participants needed: Paid study on anxiety, inflammation, stress

If you experience anxiety, we need you! 

The CUChange lab in the Institute for Cognitive Science and Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is looking for participants for a paid study on anxiety (OASIS). 

We are looking for participants for a research study on the use of cannabis in people who experience anxiety (IRB #16-0767). You can make up to $335 for only three appointments! Must be 21 years or older (open to the public).

Contact us or fill in the online, confidential screening form, and we will get back to you about eligibility ASAP. 

Participants needed: Paid study on low-back pain, cannabis

The CUChange lab in the Institute for Cognitive Science and Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is looking for participants for a paid study on low-back pain (PRISM). 

We are looking for participants for a study on people with low-back pain who are interested in using edibles (IRB #17-0268). You can make up to $220 for only two appointments! Must be 21 years or older. Open to the public.

Contact us or fill in the online, confidential survey, and we will get back to you.

Cyclists needed for biomechanics study

The Locomotion Lab of the Integrative Physiology Department at CU Boulder is studying the effect of bicycle lean on maximal power output in cycling. This experiment will involve a series of 5-second cycling sprints on a stationary bike. 

To be eligible for this study, you must:

  • Be between 18–49 years old
  • Be in good health (unexposed/free from coronavirus)
  • Cycle (outdoors or indoors) at least 4 hours per week
  • Have your own clip-in pedals and shoes

The study consists of one, 2-hour session at CU Boulder. This experiment is completely non-invasive.

You will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card as compensation for taking part in the study.

If you are interested in participating, please contact culocomotionlab@gmail.com.

Students needed for online mock interview study

We are a team of researchers at University of Colorado and Purdue University studying automated video interviews. Automated video interviews are increasingly being adopted by organizations and use computers to automatically screen job applicants. We seek to collect data to determine whether such technology can reliably, accurately and fairly assess job applicants.

We are recruiting undergraduates to participate in a mock video interview (approved Purdue University IRB protocol # IRB-2019-56; University of Colorado IRB protocol # 19-0562). The study consists of common selection tests (i.e., personality and cognitive ability tests) and an asynchronous mock interview. 

The study takes about 45 minutes to complete, on average. Full participation requires that you have a webcam (recording both video and audio) and laptop or desktop computer. By participating, you will gain experience on selection tests and automated interviews. For completing all components of the study, you will be compensated with a $10 Amazon gift card.

If you wish to participate, please follow the study link or copy and paste the address into your browser (we suggest you use Chrome or Firefox): https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eE4OvqflOB7Z9MV

If you have any questions or concerns, feel welcome to contact Louis Hickman, PhD candidate, at lchickma@purdue.edu.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Louis Hickman
PhD Candidate
Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Purdue University
lchickma@purdue.edu

Dr. Louis Tay
Associate Professor
Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Purdue University  
stay@purdue.edu

Sidney D'Mello
Associate Professor
Institute of Cognitive Science
University of Colorado Boulder

Eye tracking study: Earn $50 for 2.5 hours

Hello world

We are seeking participants for a study of eye movements and brain activity during learning.

Am I eligible? You are eligible to participant in this research study if you: 

  • Are able to visit our lab at CU Boulder
  • Are at least 18 years of age
  • Are fluent in English
  • Have not previously taken part in the online learning study with our lab (check if unsure)
  • Are in good health
  • Have no history of seizures
  • Have normal or corrected-to-normal vision
  • Are proficient with computers

What does my participation entail? The study requires one visit (2-3 hours) to the lab on East Campus (1777 Exposition Drive, Boulder, CO 80309), 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 2-3 hours and you will be paid $20 per hour. About a week later, you will complete a 30-minute online survey; upon completion you will receive an additional $10. 

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 (<50% 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 contact us at eyemindlink@gmail.com.
 

Earn money, contribute to science, get a picture of your brain!

The Intermountain Neuorimaging Consortium (INC) is a brain imaging research facility in the Institute of Cognitive Science at CU Boulder. We use MRI scans to study how the brain works and how the brain changes across the lifespan. We currently have six to seven studies that are looking for participants from a range of ages across the Denver metro area.

If you have always wanted to see what your brain looks like or would simply like to contribute to neuroscience research in Colorado, please see our website for more details on specific studies that are currently recruiting participants.

Participants needed for neurophysiology research

The Neurophysiology of Movement Laboratory, located on the CU Boulder Main Campus, is conducting a study to evaluate the influence of light electric al stimulation on walking capabilities. 

Subject requirements:

  • 40–65 years of age
  • Free from neurological impairments
  • No recent lower body injuries
  • Able to walk for 6 minutes unaided

The study will involve two visits (~1.5 hours each). We will apply mild electrical stimulation (TENS device) to your legs and assess your walking capabilities. Participants will be paid $50 at the end of the second session. 

If interested, please contact Joey Carzoli and joseph.carzoli@colorado.edu or 303-492-4975. 

The CASE Study is seeking male survey respondents

Dr. Novick’s team at the University of Colorado is looking for men to participate in a study of how biological sex and sex hormones, like testosterone or estrogen, may influence stress, mood, social relationships and perceptions during these unusual times. The survey is online and includes questions about your health, mood, relationships and history. The study takes about 30 minutes to complete and can be done at any time.

Upon completing the study, you will have the option of entering a lottery with a 1/15 chance of winning $50 via your choice of an Amazon or Target e-gift card.

You may be eligible to participate if:
• You are a man
• You are 18-40 years old
• You do not have children
• You are generally healthy

Learn more or see if you qualify, or email anna.belyavskaya@cuanschutz.edu if you have any questions.

This research study has been approved by the Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board (COMIRB #20-1583).

Earn money, contribute to science, get a picture of your brain!

The Intermountain Neuorimaging Consortium (INC) is a brain imaging research facility in the Institute of Cognitive Science at CU Boulder. We use MRI scans to study how the brain works and how the brain changes across the lifespan. We currently have six to seven studies that are looking for participants from a range of ages across the Denver metro area. 

If you have always wanted to see what your brain looks like or would simply like to contribute to neuroscience research in Colorado, please see our website for more details on specific studies that are currently recruiting participants.

Are you working night shifts? Join paid study

We are seeking participants for a study of how shift work impacts your physical health. We will examine the amount of energy you expend and changes in blood sugar and insulin.

Am I eligible? You are eligible to participant in this research study if you: 

  • Are a healthy adult between the ages of 18 and 45
  • Working at least four night shifts per month and working full time (equal to or greater than 35 hours per week)
  • No illicit drug use
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • No children in the home under 1 year old
  • Free of neurological or medical condition, like Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, cancer and heart disease

What does my participation entail? This two-week study requires two visits to our Clinical Translational Research Center (CTRC) on the Main Campus at Ramaley Biology Building, Boulder, CO 80309. The study will involve a physical health assessment (including blood draws), questionnaires, repeated urine sample collection, wearable sensors, a daily log and use of a mobile app.

We follow all recommended CDC, state, and university safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Will I get paid? You will be compensated $200 for your participation.

What are the next steps? Please fill out a brief survey to see if you qualify!  
Have a question? Please contact us at pathways-study@colorado.edu.

Paid study for individuals with chronic kidney disease

The Integrative Physiology of Aging Lab at the CU Boulder campus is seeking volunteers to participate in a clinical research study. We are looking for women and men with mild to moderate chronic kidney disease, ages 30-80, who are willing to consume one dose (approximately one-third of a cup) of beetroot juice every day for approximately three months. Benefits for volunteers include: cardiovascular health assessment, VO2max test, body composition, blood chemistry tests and compensation for time.

For more information, please email beetrootstudy@colorado.edu, or call 303-735-6410.

Join paid study on eye movements, brain activity

We are seeking participants for a study of eye movements and brain activity during learning.

Am I eligible? You are eligible to participant in this research study if you: 

  • Currently reside in the Boulder area
  • Are at least 18 years of age
  • Are fluent in English
  • Have not previously taken part in the Online Learning study with our lab 
  • Are in good health
  • Have no history of seizures
  • Have normal or corrected-to-normal vision
  • Are proficient with computers

What does my participation entail? The study requires one visit of approximately two hours to the lab on 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 two hours and you will be paid $20 per hour, for a total of $40. About a week later, you will complete a 30-minute online survey; upon completion you will receive an additional $10. 

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, hand-washing 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 three people will be in the facility at a time (<25% 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 contact us at eyemindlink@gmail.com.

Eye tracking study: Earn $50 for 2.5 hours

Hello world

We are seeking participants for a study of eye movements and brain activity during learning.

Am I eligible?

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

  • CU Boulder student currently in the Boulder area
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Are fluent in English
  • Have not previously taken part in the Online Learning study with our lab 
  • Have no history of seizures
  • Have normal or corrected-to-normal vision
  • Are proficient with computers

What does my participation entail?

The study requires one visit of two hours to the lab on East Campus (1777 Exposition Dr., 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 noninvasively recorded while you complete a computer-based reading task and answer several questionnaires. It will take approximately two hours and you will be paid $20 per hour, for a total of $40. About a week later, you will complete a 30-minute online survey; upon completion you will receive an additional $10. 

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 three people will be in the facility at a time (21.5% 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 contact us at eyemindlink@gmail.com.

Teens needed for study on cognition, emotions, resilience

RADD Lab

The goal of our study is to learn about cognitive abilities, the brain networks that are involved in those cognitive abilities, and emotional wellbeing over the course of adolescence. We are interested in understanding how certain cognitive abilities, like being able to pay attention or learn actions that help you achieve goals, may help teenagers to cope with stress and stay healthy. 

This is a two-year study. Over the course of the study, you will have a total of two study visits at our laboratory in Boulder, each lasting about five hours. During these visits you will be interviewed about your life experiences; you will complete some computer games that involve paying attention and learning; you will have a neuroimaging scan while you either rest quietly or play computer games; and you will answer a set of surveys on a computer. 

Also as part of the study, you will complete a set of online surveys and a brief telephone interview once every six months (five times total during the two-year study participation). 

At the end of the study, you will have a final telephone interview, lasting about two hours.

You can earn up to $750 for your time and effort completing all parts of the study. 

Interested students should email raddlab@colorado.edu or fill out the online study eligibility screen