Join our research panel

Do you want to help education move forward? Help organisations be more sustainable? Help professional communities do more good?

Well, you’re in the right place. Our research panel is made up of thousands of people just like you – people who know their insight has the power to make things better, and quite like being paid or winning a prize in return!

Research panel discussion

How does it work?

We bring insight to some of the world’s leading organisations. When they ask us to run interviews, surveys, focus groups or online communities, we often contact those on our research panel who might be interested – be they students, educators, employers or professionals. You’d be guided through the process and we try to organise the research around your availability. If you have specific queries you can visit our respondent FAQs.

Research panel participants

Why join the research panel?

Aside from taking part in interesting research and influencing the work of organisations important to you, most of our research opportunities are either paid or give entry to a prize draw as thanks for your time and valuable perspective. Participants give us an average score of 9.5/10 for satisfaction with their research experience, along with enthusiastic feedback.

“Extremely professional! Always a joy to participate in research with this company.”

“A very smooth process from appointment to interview to payment!

“I felt like she was listening to my answers and not just asking questions.”

What could you be involved in?

From improving the usability of specific websites and textbooks, to informing the future strategy of global organisations, our research panel has brought crucial insight and ideas to countless projects, many of which you can read about on our research specialism sites:

How do we look after our research panel?

  • We strictly follow Market Research Society and ESOMAR guidelines around how we use your data, as well as adhering to GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018.
  • We will only use the information you provide to contact you about research projects we think may be of interest to you.
  • We will also contact you a few times in the year, asking if you want to update your details.
  • We won’t share your information with companies outside Shift Insight or use your details for sales or marketing purposes.
  • If you’d like to learn more about how your information would be used and kept safe, please see our privacy policy.
  • If you no longer wish to hear about opportunities, you can unsubscribe at any time.

Sound good?

Signing up is easy, using one of our role-specific forms, so just click the one below that suits you. You’ll be given the chance to update your details a few times a year, but other than that we’ll only contact you when there are research opportunities relevant to you. And you can unsubscribe whenever you like.