Participant Recruitment & Join

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Do the social features on ProofPilot violate HIPAA regulations or compromise participant protections?

No. ProofPilot does provide social features to improve retention, increase awareness and generally make research more like other activities a participant engages in on the web and in life. All ProofPilot social features are controlled entirely by the participant. They...

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Collecting information to determine eligibility

Most studies require a certain type of participant. You don’t want anyone and everyone in your study. You want to screen individuals for eligibility in your study. ProofPilot helps you do that automatically. Add some initial tasks that collect data...

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Participant Verification to Reduce Fraud and Abuse

We have several solutions for confirming participant identities. Some are done automatically. Some are optional, added as a “study task” depending on the study needs. First, to reduce fraud and abuse, ProofPilot uses behavioral analytics to assess the validity of...

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Is the Digital Divide as Much a Barrier to Research Participation as we Make it Out to Be?

A lot of researchers worry a great deal about whether individuals who don’t have a mobile device can participate in ProofPilot studies. The answer is an easy YES! ProofPilot includes “Proctored Tasks” these are tasks conducted by a study professional on...

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Account Lock and Password Reset

ProofPilot believes in security that creates peace of mind. However, security that creates usability and accessibility issues is a barrier to both good actors and bad. Researchers and participants may try to login to ProofPilot 3x with an incorrect username-password...

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Basic ProofPilot Demographics Terminology: Gender vs Sex

As of October 18th, 2017, the default ProofPilot demographic questionnaires will update our language from the terminology “Sex” to “Gender.” This is a more inclusive term. Users may still select traditional options such as Male and Female. From Wikipedia, “The distinction between sex and gender differentiates sex (the...

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Why ProofPilot Asks for a Mobile Phone at Registration?

The ProofPilot registration process is carefully thought out to balance security and accessibility. Users must begin their registration with a piece of contact information. Either an SMS enabled telephone number or an e-mail address. If a user registers with an e-mail...

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When is a User Counted as a Participant in a Study?

A potential participant is not counted as a participant in a study until they have accepted the initial informed consent. If a participant does not complete any of the prior tasks, nor meet eligibility criteria, the participant is NOT counted...

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What Happens When a Participant is Not Eligible?

Every study has a slightly different set of requirements for participation. Some participants who would like to join a study, may not be eligible. Once you’ve set your eligibility rules, and created a join process that collects the data to...

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Why we use the word Join, and not "find out if you are eligible"

Among the first things that a potential participant sees when they explore joining your study is the study recruitment page. Notice the call to action on the bottom. It says “Join.” This is not editable. However, in most cases when...

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