Things to consider…
How will you contact the researchers?
Do you or your colleagues have any previous contacts? Can you ask supervisors or Principal Investigators (PIs) to contact their students on your behalf? Are there other departments or groups you can ask to put you in touch with researchers who may be interested? For example, Outreach, Student Ambassadors, those offering engagement training, graduate schools.
Is a recruitment event appropriate? If so what will this look like and who are you targeting?
Below are some of the questions you may be asked directly by the researchers you are trying to recruit. It would be useful to consider some of them in general when deciding which researchers to approach. If you have previously planned similar activities you will probably already have some colleagues in mind.
|Logistically it will probably be easier to leave the details of individual researcher recruitment to your main contact at the university. However, you may wish to be involved in deciding some of the details outlined below such as which level of ‘researcher’ (see Glossary) you would like to work with or what specialism they should ideally have.|
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