At research-i, our ethos means we always go the extra mile when it comes to sourcing quality participants for your research projects. Our determined approach to recruitment ensures that no stone is left unturned when finding you the highest calibre participants available. 

What can we help you with?

We can help you at all stages of your research project. From initial planning and feasibility, to screener writing, to delivery of participants, we aim to be with you every step of the way.

We're able to recruit participants for a wide range of methodologies, including, but not limited to: Playtests, Group Discussions, In-Depth Interviews, UX Tests, Online Panels, Ethnographic Studies, Tele-Depths, Product Placements, In-Home sessions and Accompanied Shops. We are also happy to discuss how we can work with your own client list. We are happy to tackle very small or large projects so run it by us and we'll see what we can do for you.

This is a deadline-driven industry and whilst we would all love to have long lead times, we know this isn't always possible. In an ideal world we'd like a minimum of one week to recruit  for your project but if you don't have that long, just get in touch and if we can accommodate we will.

We truly believe almost anything is possible so let’s talk and see how we can work with each other. It may require thinking outside of the box and approaching a challenging task from a different angle, but we’re confident we can find the solution needed for your recruitment needs.

Get in touch with us via the contact form below, or email us: or give us a call on 0203 633 1366.

How do we do it?

With the aid of our bespoke website and database, we possess the capability to effectively target your desired demographic throughout the United Kingdom. Employing a combination of focused advertising, strategic social media campaigns, and recommendations from our extensive network of registered members, our database continually expands and refreshes, ensuring a consistent influx of new, enthusiastic, and engaged participants for your projects.

Our advanced system empowers us to meticulously filter and prioritise individuals according to your specific criteria. Moreover, our sophisticated screening technique enables us to swiftly design and implement a recruitment questionnaire, even at short notice. At research-i, all screening processes are conducted with strict confidentiality, ensuring that the project details you wish to remain undisclosed are safeguarded. This unwavering commitment guarantees the recruitment of honest and precise participants every time.

We pride ourselves on offering expert advice regarding participant recruitment strategies. Leveraging our extensive knowledge accumulated over the years, we provide credible ideas to tackle your most intricate projects. Furthermore, in the event of any challenges encountered, we promptly inform you at an early stage and exhaustively explore all possible avenues. Rest assured, we always strive to present you with innovative solutions that may even exceed your initial expectations.

research-i aspires to become an integral and reliable partner in your business endeavors, consistently delivering exceptional service and unwavering support.

Our Accreditation

At research-i, we place a paramount emphasis on upholding market research standards and ensuring compliance with industry regulations. As members of the Market Research Society (MRS), we unwaveringly adhere to their comprehensive code of conduct. Our commitment to excellence drives us to continuously enhance our professional capabilities, enabling us to evolve and expand in the ever-changing market research landscape.

In addition to our MRS membership, we are associated with The Association for Qualitative Research (AQR) and hold RAS Accredited Recruiter Status. These affiliations further testify to our dedication in delivering qualitative research services of the highest caliber.

With a steadfast commitment to responsible and secure data handling, we are duly registered with The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). This registration underscores our commitment to ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and privacy of all data entrusted to us. As part of our stringent data management protocols, we have appointed a dedicated data controller within our organization, ensuring a meticulous approach to safeguarding data at all times.

Additional services we offer

Participant recruitment is the core of our services, but we pride ourselves on offering comprehensive support beyond that. Our aim is to alleviate some of your workload, allowing you to focus on critical matters.

Consultation: With decades of experience in the field, we are well-versed in the intricacies of participant recruitment. We are delighted to offer our expertise at the early stages of your project, assessing the feasibility of your proposed methodology. Drawing from our own background as qualitative researchers, we understand the significance of getting things right from the outset. Our friendly and highly experienced team is always available to provide guidance and support throughout the lifespan of your project. Whether you require a quick brainstorming session or an in-depth hour-long video conference, we are committed to assisting you in any way we can. Simply reach out to us, and let's explore how we can help you today. As we consider this service invaluable, we do not attach a price tag to it.

Screener writing: Our team is fully trained and certified to create online screeners tailored to your precise requirements. If you provide us with the necessary details, we will design a customized screener for your approval. Alternatively, if you don't have a screener prepared, we are more than willing to develop one for you without any additional charges.

Venue hire: Through our extensive network, we have access to various research venues across the UK. Whether you need state-of-the-art usability lab facilities, a well-equipped viewing studio with two-way mirrors and recording equipment, or a comfortable meeting room in a reputable hotel, we can assist in sourcing the ideal venue for your needs. This service incurs no extra cost to you. Simply inform us of your requirements and location preferences, and we will present you with suitable options. Once you have made a selection, we will handle the booking process on your behalf. All we need is an invoice address, so the venue can directly send you the bill.

Incentive handling: We understand that managing cash payments can be impractical. That's where we step in to support you. As part of our services, we are pleased to handle the payment of recruited participants, eliminating the need for you to handle large sums of money. To facilitate this, we kindly request payment in full upfront. A handling fee of 10% applies to this service, ensuring seamless payment processing. Please inform us if you require assistance in this regard.

We can recruit participants for a wide range of methodologies, including, but not limited to:

Group Discussions
In-Depth Interviews
UX Tests
Online Community
Ethnographic studies
Product Placements
Games Testing
In-Home Sessions
Accompanied Shops
List Recruitment
Online Surveys
Contact us to discuss how we can work together

Each client is different and we really like the personal touch. If you think you would like to work with us to find your perfect audience from our member database, please take a moment to fill in the form below and we will get straight back to you.

We value your personal data and treat it securely and with the utmost respect. We will only contact you in relation to your query and for no other reason. To find out more about what we do with your personal data and how we look after it, please see our Privacy Policy.

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