As of September 2020, a membership fee is applied to each principal investigator requesting access to the INSPIRE core facility services, which includes the following: ISPR student pool, ISPR community pool, Qualtrics, physical testing space, and support from the INSPIRE Lab research assistants. This fee is charged once per year or term (depending on the requested membership) to principal investigators and provides access to all our services to students or researchers working under the supervision of the principal investigator. Principal investigators using the INSPIRE Lab are responsible for dispersing the funds to disposable materials (e.g., electrodes, gel, swabs, etc.) if applicable. They are also responsible for all programming costs should they choose to hire a programmer to organize stimulus presentation and data collection.
Study qualifications (3 steps)
For in-person research, you must organize a time to pilot your project in the lab space before running participants with one of the INSPIRE technology & research assistants. After completing steps 1-3, please send a request to book your pilot appointment .
The ISPR student program allows you to advertise your study to students enrolled in participating undergraduate courses. In this mutually beneficial program, the students are rewarded for their research efforts via course credits while your research benefits from a large undergraduate population.
The ISPR community pool program allows researchers to advertise their research to a more diverse pool of participants. Additionally, both the ISPR student and community pool services allow you to recruit individuals based on your unique pre-screen questions. To learn more about these services, visit the or page.
To learn more about the INSPIRE services such as Qualtrics, software, and training services we offer, please visit our Resources page.
To explore the large selection of physical testing spaces and equipment that INSPIRE offers please visit the “Discover the lab” page.
Researchers conducting studies on community members can reserve one of our two parking space (lot K) for their research participants. Researchers can request their parking timeslots through Infinity. Once one of our research assistants approves your request, you can stop by our office (Vanier 5074) during office hours (Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm) to pick up the parking pass for your participant.
Our parking spaces are located in lot K and are accessible.
Tip for successful research at INSPIRE
For optimal success of your research, we encourage you to review the following resources:
For all first time INSPIRE users and researchers, we recommend booking a virtual appointment with one of our research assistants to go over the set-up of your study. Virtual appointments can be booked via email at or . Our team of assistants are available from Monday to Friday during regular business hours, from 9:00am to 4:00pm. For more questions regarding training, visit our page.
- For in person research using the physical INSPIRE laboratory, we strongly recommend that you visit our Discover the lab page or .
- We recommend that you explore our online resources as you design your study. Our programs such as Qualtrics can allow for easy and robust survey distribution. To learn more, go to our page.
- We recommend that you frequently check the Important Dates and Deadlines page or for up-to-date information regarding our various services.