Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who can participate?

We welcome participants from around the world. However, you will need to be 18 years or older in order to provide consent to donate your data for research.

Q: Will I be compensated for my participation?

Although compensation of research participants is common in scientific research, participants in experiments on Volunteer Science will not be compensated.

Q: How is my data used?

Each experiment tries to answer a different research question and thus collects different types of data. You can learn more about the scientific research questions we are trying to answer for each experiment here. We are also planning to allow you to inspect your own data that researchers will use from your profile page.

Q: Can I delete the data I have volunteered?

You can stop your participation in this research at any time. Please email from the email address you used when you registered (if you used Facebook to login, use the email address associated with your Facebook account) and we will delete the data you have volunteered. We will provide an automated method to do this from your profile in the future.