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Research Participant Opportunities

Georgia Southern University researchers invite you to participate in their research projects! Your participation is valuable as it helps researchers add new knowledge and improve practices in their fields. In addition, participation provides you an opportunity to learn more about the research process. All University students, faculty and staff with compatible characteristics and qualifications to those needed for the project are encouraged to sign-up.

Please review all the opportunities below. You will find information about the topics of research and the tasks you may be asked to complete. Contact information and sign-up instructions are included for each project.

Researchers: to post your call for participants in your research project, complete this request form.

Currently Available Opportunities:

Acute Effects of Stretching on Arterial Stiffness (IRB#H22358)

Description: The primary purpose of this investigation is to assess the acute effects of trunk stretching on arterial stiffness in adults. Additionally, we will examine the relationship between arterial stiffness and perceived stress, anxiety, and sleep.

Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria: We are seeking participants 18 years of age or older who can commit to two-laboratory visits (each approximately 90 minutes). To be included in the study, interested participants
must pass a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire or obtain physician consent to participate. Each laboratory visit requires participants to arrive in a fasted state and abstain from physical activity, tobacco-use, and alcohol intake for at-least 24 hours prior. In addition, water intake is to be avoided 1-hour prior to each lab visit. Participants must be vaccinated for COVID-19.

How to Sign Up: Email – Kylee West by email at OR Phone – Dr. Siekirk (912) 478-7401

Recruitment Dates: Currently scheduling participants for August – November (2022)

Contact: or Dr. Siekirk (912) 478-7401

Breaking the ‘Cis’ Binary: Examining the Role Model Effect Among Cisgender Women and Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Individuals (IRB#H22148)

Description: The purpose of this research is to examine the extent to which the rise of cisgender women running for and being elected to political office in the US has influenced transgender and gender non-conforming individuals to run for political office.

Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria: Participants must be 18 tears of age or older, must reside in the United States of America, and must identify as : a cisgender woman; transgender; gender non-conforming; non-binary; or another gender identity outside of cisgender to consent to participate in this research study.

Recruitment Dates: September 9, 2022- December 9, 2022

How to Sign Up:

Contact: Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Diamanduros,; Research Advisor: Dr. Kate Perry,

Comparability of IELTS academic writing tasks and graduate-level multimodal writing tasks at universities in Turkey, UK, and USA (IRB#H22201)

Description: This project aims to examine the similarities and differences between IELTS academic writing tasks and multimodal academic writing tasks required at today’s university classes in terms of tasks features, student performance, and perceptions.

Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria: We are seeking participants 18 years of age or older who are international students enrolled in graduate-level courses or programs.

Recruitment Dates: November 21, 2022- February 21, 2022

How to Sign Up: Email Dr. Jinrong Li ( or scan the OQ code below.

Contact: Principal Investigator: Jirong Li

Last updated: 11/21/2022