To participate, you must be:
- US citizen or permanent resident (details)
- 10 years of age or older
- fluent in English
- comfortable using a computer
Be sure to read the study description carefully before signing up for a session. You must meet any additional eligibility criteria described there.
Verify the location of the study, and that you can show up on time. Participants must arrive on time to be eligible for any payment. Many experiments require a minimum or specific number of participants, so it is important to show up if you have signed up. The researcher may not be able to run the experiment if there are not enough participants present.
Studies usually last 1 to 2 hours (payments are higher for longer experiments).
Studies may include individual tasks or involve interactions with others.
For most lab studies conducted at HBS, payments range from $15 to $25, and can be as much as $35 after bonuses. Minimum payment of $10 if you sign up, are eligible, and show up.
Note: To receive any payment, you must arrive on time!
To be in compliance with the Internal Revenue Service and the United States Citizenship Immigration Services we cannot pay you unless you meet certain criteria. You must provide the following in order to receive any payment: Visa type; Country of tax residency; and Institution sponsoring your visa. You must also sign the following statement each time you are paid:
"The payment you will receive for participating in this research is considered a 'Payment for Services.' Therefore, you must be eligible to receive a payment for services from Harvard. If you have any questions about your eligibility to receive this payment, speak with your sponsoring institution or the United States Citizenship Immigration Services (USCIS).
I have approval from the sponsoring institution or the United States Citizenship Immigration Services to receive this payment for services and will provide Harvard with proof of my eligibility to receive this payment upon request."
Even if you have participated in other studies, if you cannot provide this information and sign this statement you are not eligible to receive any payments from Harvard. It is your responsibility to see if you are eligible to receive payment from Harvard University.