Join a research study

Join a research study

Make your mark on science

Many researchers at the Beckman Institute study how humans interact with the world. Volunteers are crucial for their research. You can get involved in a variety of ways.


As a bonus, you might have the chance to visit our spaces, get to know our researchers and their work, or be compensated for your time.

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  • Participate in an MRI Study

    MRI tech sits in control room of MRI scannerSeeking healthy volunteers aged 18-64 years old for participation in an MRI study (IRB no. 20CNI3125). The study will take about 1 to 2 hours of your time and you will be compensated $18 per hour. During the study, participants will lie still in the MRI scanner with their eyes closed for approximately 1 hour. We are looking for participants who are in good general health with English as the primary language with no history of epilepsy. If you are interested in participating, contact Luka Bryant at or 217-383-6199.


Two researchers, one behind a computer, talk to a research subject on a treadmill.Beckman labs are always looking for volunteers to participate in studies.
The Illinois Health and Engagement through the Lifespan Project, or I-HELP, is a group of people from the community who play an important role in science by working as research participants. Learn more about I-HELP. You can also email us, or call us at 217-300-3586.


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