Recruit Participants for Usability Testing

The User Research Center (URC) can provide consultations on what types and how many participants to recruit for your studies. We use a variety of recruitment approaches including:

URC Participant Pool Overview

The Harvard Library Student Feedback list is available to recruit Harvard students for usability testing and online activities. All non-Harvard Library departments must provide the payment or raffle items for participants. The list consists of over 600 students, with both undergraduate and graduate students at Harvard.

If you’d like to recruit participants for a study, please contact the URC at and we will help coordinate recruitment.

Recruiting and Incentives

Need ideas for email templates, recruiting methods, or incentive ideas? We have additional resources available on the UX Wiki for help (HarvardKey only), or email us at for assistance.