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: Group Discussions, In-Depth Interviews, UX Tests, Online Panels, Ethnographic Studies, Tele-Depths, Product Placements, Games Testing, 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?

Thanks to our unique, bespoke website and database we can target the demographic you need from across the UK. With a combination of targeted advertising, social media campaigns and recommendations from already registered members, our database is constantly expanding and being refreshed so you can expect to see new, enthusiastic and engaged participants on your projects.

Our system allows us to filter and prioritise specific people and our sophisticated screening technique means we can design and implement a recruitment questionnaire at short notice. All screening at research-i is done ‘blind’ – we ensure that specific project details that you want kept unidentified remain that way, so you can be sure of honest and accurate recruitment every time.

We’re always keen to advise on the best approach for recruiting participants and with the years of knowledge behind us you can be sure that we will have credible ideas on how to best tackle your most complex projects. What's more, If we find a problem at any point, not only will this be known to you at a very early stage, once all efforts have been exhausted, but you can be assured that we will always offer you a solution that you may not have even thought of.

research-i strives to be considered an integral and dependable part of your business.

Our Accreditation

At research-i we take market research standards and compliance very seriously. We are members of the Market Research Society (MRS) and strictly adhere to the code of conduct. We strive to continually improve, evolve and expand professionally and this is why we are currently in the process of completing the final stage required to attain certified MRS membership (CMRS), and ultimately working towards becoming an MRS company partner. Certified status is the professional membership grade of MRS, recognising both academic achievement and professional experience. 

In addition to our MRS membership, we are individual members of The Association for Qualitative Research (AQR).

Reflective of our responsible and secure data handling methods, we are registered with the The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) and have a dedicated data controller within the organisation.

Additional services we offer

Participant recruitment is what we do but we offer so much more. To enable you to concentrate on the really important matters, let us take some of the workload off your shoulders.

Consultation. We know what we're doing - we've been doing it for most of our adult lives, as such we want to help you win your bid and carry it out successfully. We are always happy to be consulted at the early stages to find out the feasibility of your proposed methodology, and due to our previous experience as qualitative researchers, we have been in your shoes so understand the importance of getting things right from the start. We are a friendly, personable and highly experienced team and we want to share this with you at all stages of the project lifespan. You may just want to pick our brains very quickly and receive a 'yes' or 'no' answer or you may want to engage in an hour-long video conference to discuss your thoughts in real time. Whatever you need, nothing is too much trouble and we are here to help you along the way. We believe in speaking to people, so give us a call and let's see how we can help you today. We consider this an invaluable service, as such we don't put a price on it.

Screener writing. We are fully trained and certified to create online screeners based on your specific brief. If you tell us what you want, we will design a screener for you to approve. If you have your own screener that's great but if not we are more than happy to do this for you at no additional cost.

Venue hire. We have an extensive list of research venues all over the UK. Whether you need techy usability lab facilities, a viewing studio with two-way mirror and recording equipment, or simply a comfortable hotel meeting room, we are happy to help source these for you at no additional cost. Just tell us what you need and where and leave it to us to find you a venue. We will run the options by you and book whichever you prefer on your behalf. All we require is an invoice address so the venue can send the bill direct to you.

Incentive handling. We appreciate that cash-handling is not always feasible. This is where we step in. We are happy to pay the participants we recruit for you, so you don't have to carry large sums of money around. In order to do this we just need payment in full up front. We apply a 10% handling fee for this service so please let us know if you require any assistance.

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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