Participate in a Study

Welcome to the WE-SPARK Research Registry. At WE-SPARK, we strive to create a central hub for health research in our community. By participating in research studies, you can play a vital role in informing future health practices, decisions and outcomes for others.

If you are interested in participating in a study, you can browse our database to see if you are eligible. If you aren’t ready to participate right now but would like to stay informed about WE-SPARK initiatives, join as a community member.

If you are a researcher and would like to have your study listed, please click the button below.


Research Registry Request

Active – Recruiting = studies that are actively looking for participants
Active – Not Recruiting = studies that are active but are not currently looking for participants.
Completed = studies that have been completed and are no longer recruiting. Study results will be provided once they are available.

Exploratory Analysis of Healthcare Worker Experience with Migrant Workers in Windsor-Essex
Active – Recruiting

Exploratory Analysis of Healthcare Worker Experience with Migrant Workers in Windsor-Essex

Were you involved in the treatment of a migrant worker in Windsor-Essex? We want to hear from you! We are asking you to complete a 20-minute online survey to help us understand your experience treating migrant workers locally. The survey asks you to reflect on barriers you faced when treating this population and your feelings about the situation. Participants will be entered into a draw for 5 prizes of $20 Amazon gift cards.
Diversity by design: Exploring accessibility, usability, and inclusion in recreation facilities
Active – Recruiting

Diversity by design: Exploring accessibility, usability, and inclusion in recreation facilities

Participants will perform a series of tasks in two different gyms at the University of Windsor's Toldo Lancer Centre. One gym will have a traditional design, the other will be adapted to reflect universal accessibility. While participants complete the tasks, they will be asked to say their thoughts aloud, audio and video recording will be used to document thoughts and observe body language. Questionnaires will be administered after each task to collect perceptions of usability and user experience. After performing all tasks, participants will be invited to a short interview (about 30 minutes) to further discuss their experiences in the gyms.
Clinical Trials Navigators: Helping Canadian Cancer Patients Find Eligible Clinical Trials
Active – Recruiting

Clinical Trials Navigators: Helping Canadian Cancer Patients Find Eligible Clinical Trials

If you volunteer to participate in this study, you will be asked to complete an online questionnaire. This questionnaire has three parts. Part I contains questions about personal information such as race and gender to determine patient demographics. Questions regarding personal information are optional and it does not impact your access to the service in finding potential clinical trials. Part II contains questions regarding cancer and treatment to search for appropriate clinical trials for the patient. Lastly, part III is a follow-up questionnaire to obtain your feedback regarding the project.
Attitudes Regarding Science Knowledge and Clinical Trials
Complete

Attitudes Regarding Science Knowledge and Clinical Trials

The study will seek to ask participants questions regarding their understanding of the scientific research process and clinical trials, research outcomes and its impact.
Physical Activity and Primary Brain Tumour
Complete

Physical Activity and Primary Brain Tumour

Participation in this study will require a telephone interview lasting approximately 5-10 minutes.  Subsequently, participants will be sent an online questionnaire lasting approximately 20 minutes.  Participants will then be sent follow-up surveys each month for 6 months (each lasting approximately 20 minutes).
The COHESION Study
Active – Recruiting

The COHESION Study

If you are at least 15 years old and live in Canada, you can participate! You will be invited to fill online surveys on a regular basis. You can also choose to download the COHESION research app that collects information on your mobility, physical activity levels and social contacts. For all information, please visit the study website listed at the top of this page.
COVID-19 and Early Childhood Developmental Milestones Research Study
Complete

COVID-19 and Early Childhood Developmental Milestones Research Study

The purpose of this study is to understand the impacts that relative social isolation, in the sense that very young children (from neonates to 24 months old) have been exposed to during the COVID pandemic of the past 1.5 years, can have on all the different aspects of early development, including social development, language development, motor development, and cognitive development.
Entrepreneurial Team Adversity
Complete

Entrepreneurial Team Adversity

The study team is looking for entrepreneurial teams, which can include the original founding team or current senior leadership team.  They are looking for businesses in the development stage (1-5 years operating). They ask that at least two members are willing to participate before registering.
Attitudes Regarding Scientific Knowledge and Clinical Trials
Complete

Attitudes Regarding Scientific Knowledge and Clinical Trials

This project aims to assess attitudes in Windsor-Essex County regarding scientific awareness and participation in clinical trials. It is targeted towards past or present cancer patients, family members, and/or caregivers in Windsor-Essex
Would you like to learn more about your memory while doing fun cognitive tasks online?
Complete

Would you like to learn more about your memory while doing fun cognitive tasks online?

Answering basic demographics and health questions Completing questionnaires about your mood and current cognitive functioning Completing memory and attention tests online These tests would be done in a 1-hour long session. Participants will also be invited to complete a second 30-minute session one month later.
Volunteers Needed for Prospective Memory Study
Complete

Volunteers Needed for Prospective Memory Study

For this study, you will first be screened for eligibility. Then, you would fill out some questionnaires on your mood and rumination and complete a memory task four times within a week. All tests would be done online, so you could participate in this study from your own home.
Windsor Essex Sewing Force - Mask User Survey
Complete

Windsor Essex Sewing Force - Mask User Survey

Looking for individuals who are wearing (or have worn) homemade cloth facemasks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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