Recruitment Materials

The HPRB must review and approve all recruitment materials (e.g., scripts, emails, social media posts, flyers, advertisements) before they can be used.

Recruitment materials should contain the following information:

  • Names and contact information of the investigators
  • PLU’s name and the researcher’s department/school
  • Who is being recruited for your study (e.g., what demographic characteristics, age range, student groups?)
  • What participants will be asked to do (e.g., online survey, interview, experiment)
  • How much time participation will require
  • Where the study will be conducted (e.g., online, in a laboratory)
  • What incentive, if any, there is for participation

Recruitment materials should not make extravagant claims, use attention-getting techniques, nor pressure readers to participate.