Announcing our Innovations in Online Research Conference & $10K CloudResearch Grant Award!

Rachel Hartman

Online research offers enormous potential—access to large, diverse samples at relatively low cost, convenience for both researchers and participants, and the ability to gather data quickly and efficiently. It also has some drawbacks—harder to confirm participants’ identities and verify that they are paying attention, and needing to adapt measures to the online environment, to name a few. Navigating the world of online research is no easy task, with so many different platforms for designing surveys, running experiments, and recruiting participants. While some researchers have been conducting research online for decades, others are just beginning to discover all that online research has to offer. But whether you’re an online research veteran or a complete novice, there’s always more to learn and new ways to innovate in your work!  

At CloudResearch, we’re all about innovation. From tackling the Bot Scare to exploring gender pay gaps to examining the ethics of MTurk, we know what it takes to keep up with best practices in the everchanging field of behavioral research. To further support the work of conducting high-quality, innovative research online, we are thrilled to announce two exciting new opportunities: our inaugural conference, and our CloudResearch Grant Award!  


Innovations in Online Research Conference 

This inaugural conference brings together leading researchers in academia and industry to discuss new tools and methods for collecting quality data online. We’ll explore the following presentation topics related to online research: conducting polls, surveys, experiments, and longitudinal studies, collecting data on social media in new and creative ways, ensuring data quality, validating methods for quantitative and qualitative studies, conducting cross-cultural research, reaching niche samples, and more!  

What you need to know 

  • The Innovations in Online Research Conference will take place on October 1st, 2021 
  • The conference is 100% free!  
  • We are accepting submissions for talks through July 31stand for posters through August 31st 

To find out more and to register please visit our conference website.  


CloudResearch Grant Award

Research isn’t cheap, especially if you’re compensating your participants with money, as opposed to course credit. Here at CloudResearch we like to do what we can to support researchers and help them collect high-quality data online. Back when the pandemic hit, we waived our fees for graduate students who had to move their work online, helping them get across the finish line with as little disruption as possible. Now, we’re taking things to the next level by giving away four awards of up to $2,500 each in CloudResearch credit (to cover participant payment and fees). Online research evolves quickly, and researchers are constantly coming up with new methods and tools to leverage online data. Our CloudResearch Grant Award will help you put your ideas into practice! 

What you need to know 

  • The CloudResearch Grant Award can be used for studies on our MTurk Toolkit and/or Prime Panels 
  • All are welcome to apply! 
  • The deadline for submissions is August 31st 
  • The awards will be announced at the Innovations in Online Research Conference on October 1st 

Click here for the guidelines and submission link.  

We look forward to receiving your submissions and seeing you at the conference! 

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