Participate in our Research!

Due to COVID-19, the CILab has migrated all investigative studies to virtual, or online platforms in compliance with the Institutional Review Board (IRB). We are currently ENROLLING subjects for participation in the following studies. For more details, see the sections below:
·    Spring 2020 Study Details Click for details

On-Going Investigations with Human Subjects in the CILab
All research studies are approved by the Institutional Review Board of The University of Texas at Dallas. See the flyer below for more information on subject eligibility, experience, and, compensation. For first time participants, please complete our eligibility survey so the CILab can make sure you are eligible to participate with us. Once this is completed, one of the CILab staff will get in contact with you and schedule your participation day. More information of each of the on-going studies can be found at links below. Each season, a participation calendar is generated for scheduling purposes. These are updated every participation season (2x a year).
·    Pre-registration and eligibility survey (for first time participants) Click here for the survey

Experiment #1 – 7-Day, At-Home, Virtual Experiment
• Participation – Day 1 (~3.5 hours) – Days 2-6 (~1 hour each) – Day 7 (~1.5 hours)
• Researcher – Juliana (Juli) N. Saba
• Equipment – A laptop and the research processor will be mailed/delivered to your home address (provided)
• Experimental Protocol – Testing days (Day 1/7) includes listening to various sentences with and without noise, with and without a new sound algorithm using the CCi-MOBILE Research Platform. Training days (2-6) includes listening to individual sentences with and without Lombard speech, interactive GUI with word-identification games, and individual keyword listening from audiobooks from popular pieces of literature, i.e., Alice and Wonderland, Sherlock Holmes
• Requirements – A researcher (Juli) requires you meet virtual face-to-face via Zoom for testing days
• Reimbursement/Paid-Participation – You will be paid approx. $350 for the duration of the study

Experiment #2 – 1-Day, At-Home, Virtual Experiment
• Participation – 2.5–4 hours
• Researcher – Juliana (Juli) N. Saba
• Equipment – A laptop and the research processor will be mailed/delivered to your home address (provided)
• Experimental Protocol – Test includes listening to various sentences with and without noise, with and without a new sound algorithm using the CCi-MOBILE Research Platform.
• Requirements – A researcher (Juli) requires you meet virtual face-to-face via Zoom
• Reimbursement/Paid-Participation – $100

Experiment #3 – 1-Day, At-Home, Self-Paced Experiment
• Participation – 25–40 minutes
• Researcher – Ria Ghosh (and Nursadul Mamun)
• Equipment – A laptop will be mailed/delivered to your home address (provided)
• Experimental Protocol – Listening to various spoken sentences by famous people (e.g., Tom Cruise, Arnold Schwarzenegger, etc.) and identifying speaker identity
• Requirements – None
• Reimbursement/Paid-Participation – $25

Experiment #4/5 – 1-Day, At-Home, Self-Paced Experiment
• Participation – 2.5–4 hours (depends on typing speed)
• Researcher – Juliana (Juli) N. Saba
• Equipment – N/A
• Experimental Protocol – Listening to various sentences with and without speech
• Requirements – Laptop/computer with internet access
• Reimbursement/Paid-Participation – $25/hour