Kellogg Recruitment Registry


Kellogg Behavioral Research Recruitment Registry (Primarily In-Lab)

The Kellogg Behavioral Research registry is comprised of NU students, staff, as well as non-affiliated community members in Evanston and Chicago. Studies are deployed and managed through the Kellogg Recruitment Registry Sona Site.

Participants are randomly assigned to one of two sub-pools: Deception or No-Deception. Participants will not know to what pool they have been assigned. Those randomly assigned to the Deception sub-pool will be invited to future studies that may involve deception. Those randomly assigned to the No-Deception sub-pool will only be invited to participate in subsequent research studies that do not involve deception. NU IRB's guidelines on Deception or Incomplete Disclosure can be found here.

Following randomization, participants will be asked to complete a brief demographic questionnaire. Participants’ answers will determine their eligibility for subsequent research studies. Investigators may target participants on any number of the demographic variables present in the questionnaire. Investigators can target only NU students, for example, or can broaden their sample to include more diverse participants, as needed.

Desired inclusion/exclusion criteria, number of subjects, preferred time slots, and location-type should all be specified in the  intake form.

Previous lab users should note that the legacy MarkEcon and MORS subject pools have been combined into a single pool. The primary difference between these two legacy pools was that one pool allowed for deception, while the other did not. This paradigm is reflected in the Kellogg Behavioral Recruitment Registry sub-pool randomization.

View Full In-Lab Pool Demographics Report


Registry Recruitment Strategies

Recruitment for participation in In-Lab studies is a multifaceted effort. Behavioral lab staff utilize:

In Person Recruitment: Potential undergraduate and graduate student participants are recruited through pre-arranged classroom visits & activities fairs.  Potential community participants are recruited in a public setting near Evanston and Chicago campus locations.

EDW Recruitment: In order to reach a broader research population beyond Northwestern University students and staff, potential participants are being identified and recruited from Northwestern Medicine & its affiliated clinics via the Northwestern Medicine Electronic Data Warehouse

NUCATS Study Referrals: Information about the Kellogg Behavioral Research Registry is provided to the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) recruitment team. Potential clinical research participants who call the NUCATS recruitment line wishing to learn about clinical research opportunities for which they might qualify will be asked if they are interested in learning about behavioral research opportunities at Kellogg as well

Flyers & Advertisements: Paper and digital advertisements including tear off flyers, social media postings, and newsprint ads. In collaboration with the Kellogg Communications Office Social Media team, monthly ads are posted on the Kellogg Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages.