Participate in Research

Below is a list of research studies that are currently open for participation. Although we do require that researchers confirm that their studies have been approved by an Institutional Review Board before being included in this list, please note that these studies are not sponsored or endorsed by unless otherwise noted, and we are not responsible for the content of the research projects listed below. Any questions or concerns you have about a particular study listed below should directed to the researcher responsible for the study.

If you are a researcher and would like your project listed below, see here.

Postpartum Couples Study Project 

  • Are you new parents in the early postpartum period? We are seeking new parents in the early postpartum period for a couples study about postpartum relationships and sexuality. 
  • The study requires both members of a couple to complete confidential online surveys (approximately 10-12 minutes each), one when baby is 3-months old and another when baby is 6-months old. Inclusion criteria: You must be in a relationship for over 6 months and your baby must be younger than 4 months old 
  • Compensation: Each couple can earn up to $30 CAD/$24 USD in Amazon gift cards, and couples who complete both time-points will be entered into a draw to win an Apple iPad (1 in 50 chance)
  • Researcher: Meghan Rossi, Graduate Student, Dalhousie University,
  • Study ends: January 1, 2019
  • Click here to participate

Insider vs. Outsider's Views of Romantic Relationships

  • We are interested in learning more about how a person's own perception of their romantic relationship compares to their friends' and family members' perceptions. The objective of this research project is to attempt to understand how people give feedback to, and receive feedback from, their friends and family about different romantic relationships. To participate, you'll complete an hour long online survey about your perceptions of what others think about your romantic relationship and how you respond to those opinions.
  • You must be 18 years or older to participate AND currently in a romantic relationship.
  • Compensation: $50 monthly prize draw entry, grand prize draw of $500. If you invite a friend or family member to the study, you could earn up to $20 on top of the monthly and grand prize draw
  • Researcher: Kay Jenson, Graduate Student, Acadia University:
  • Study ends: December 31, 2018
  • Click here to participate
Romantic Relationship Dynamics
  • The study examines the relationship between individuals’ attitudes towards changes and romantic relationship dynamics. Participants are requested to complete an online survey which will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. 
  • This study is open to people who are aged 18 or over and in an exclusive dating relationship.
  • Compensation: no compensation 
  • Researcher: Cansu Yilmaz, Graduate Student, Middle East Technical University,
  • Study ends: June 30, 2018
  • Click here to participate


Our colleague Justin Lehmiller hosts a page that lists online studies related to sex and sexuality; check out those opportunities to participate in research on his site.