What does this all mean?

Well, it means that the wait is finally over. You can now use ParticipAid to:

  1. recruit for your research studies (if you're a researcher)
  2. find studies to participate in (anyone can do this - yes, even researchers)

It takes time to get it right. Design, privacy, ethics, scalability, features, speed โ€“ when building the foundation of ParticipAid, all of these things have been carefully considered with the participant and the researcher in mind.

Whether you are a researcher or a participant, your selfless actions drive discoveries and ultimately save lives. We aspire to reduce the barriers to this altruistic pursuit. We're excited to be a part of this community.

...and this is just the start. We have a lot of exciting things coming your way.

โญGo to www.participaid.co now to sign up! โญ

Who are we?

The Team

When we first started off with just an idea on a notepad, we were a small group โ€“

Rene Ramirez, a brilliant developer
Dr. Anthony Nazarov, a mental health researcher
Erica Tatham, an aspiring clinical psychologist
and Maroof Moral, a scientist-turned-creative-genius.

Over time, we've grown into a collective โ€“ a collective that's passionate about improving research participation. As we grew, throughout the entire time, we prioritized local Canadian๐Ÿ talent to build ParticipAid. ParticipAid is proudly built in-house by aspiring local developers:

Daniel Cabuslay
Ademir Gotov
Laura Douglas
Inal Gotov
Tamir Arnesty
Tristan Darwent
Hamid Noei
Victoria Walaszczyk
Ana Merfu
Joanne Jiang
Maryem Abbas
Dannie Gao
Lili Ye
Luis Rosales

Ilyana Kocha
Kelvin Chu
Humber College Capstone Team (Deepti, Sunny, Yashica, Reema, Vu)

Many individuals represent the core dev and design team @ ParticipAid. Thank you for your contributions!

Advisors and Support

Along the way, we've had unwavering support from many organizations, groups, and individuals, for which we are very thankful.

I-CUBE @ University of Toronto Mississauga

Ontario Brain Institute

The Canadian Biomarker Integration Network in Depression (CAN-BIND)

  • Claudio Soares, Sidney Kennedy, Susan Rotzinger

RIC Centre

  • Pam Banks, Alex Senson, Geoff Simonett, Amarpreet Kaur

Ontario Centres of Excellence

DCS Innovation Lab


Getting in touch ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‘‹

Do you want to connect? ย Whether it's to...

  • tell us how awesome ParticipAid is
  • send us cookies
  • join our collective
  • collaborate on an initiative
  • tell us what features you'd like to see in the future
  • tell us of bugs you've found
  • or just to say hello,

...we're here.

There are several ways to reach us: