Become a Research Participant

NOTICE: Beginning January 1, 2021, Atkins Research will be required by California law to classify participants who receive cash compensation as independent subcontractors. Consequently, we will be required to collect tax identification numbers for anyone who accrues compensation during a calendar year exceeding $600.00, and report that income to relevant federal, state and local tax authorities. If being compensated for a research study would put you above this threshold and you either are unwilling to provide a tax identification number or do not have one, you will be unable to participate.

Thank you for your interest in participating in studies conducted by Atkins Research Global,Inc.

The best way to become a participant in focus groups is by reading the info on this page and filling out the database form. Your information goes into our database, and when we have upcoming focus groups, the database is searched for specific criteria, so please fill out the form as completely as possible. *NOTE: We don’t accept calls at Atkins Research Global asking about upcoming groups or the willingness to participate in one.

ARG is looking for thoughtful, articulate people who like to share their opinions in focus groups and individual interviews, and get paid for doing so. Focus groups are informal discussions on a variety of issues. Topics include views on product and political advertisements, computer and video game software, social issues and product improvement.

Everything discussed in our focus groups or interviews is kept strictly confidential and at no time will anyone attempt to sell you anything as a result of your participation in a focus group or survey.

Your Rights:

We adhere to the MRA policies for research practices: . Here is a brief overview of those rights:

Respondent Bill of Rights

What Your Rights Are if You Are Interviewed:

Your participation in a legitimate research survey is very important to us, and we value the information you provide. Therefore, our relationship will be one of respect and consideration, based on the following practices:


This information will be used exclusively for finding appropriate respondents for research studies. It eliminates many needless attempts to contact persons not qualifying for a particular project. Atkins Research Global respects your privacy; all information you give us is confidential and used only for market research purposes. Please feel free to call us at 323.933.3816 if you have any questions or concerns about becoming a participant in our research projects.

We ask that respondents make a firm commitment to participate. We promise our clients a certain number of respondents for each project. When respondents miss their scheduled appointments with us, we miss our obligations to our clients. If you know you will miss a scheduled appointment, we request that you call us as soon as possible so we have as much time as possible to replace you. But most of all, we want to be able to count on those who have agreed to participate to arrive on time and contribute. Before proceeding, please review our Privacy Policy for your assurance of our commitment to the protection of your information. Please note: your attendance is recorded and missed appointments may result in not being called for future studies. If you agree to this commitment please press

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