How Prolific Works – Researchers recruit participants and participants get paid

How Prolific Works


Researchers & startups:
Post studies or tasks to recruit the right participants fast

Top up your account (our cost calculator will help)
Specify your task criteria (completion time, reward, study/task URL, number of participants, demographic filters). Haven't set up your study/task yet? We recommend the following experimental softwares: Gorilla, Qualtrics, Unipark, Cognilab, & SurveyMonkey.

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Participants around the world:
Earn rewards by taking part in surveys and experiments or by testing apps

Answer some prescreening questions to check your eligibility
Browse through available studies and tasks and participate in any you fancy
Get rewarded for good work!

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