Increasing the minimum participant reward

From today Prolific is increasing the minimum participant reward. The minimum amount researchers can pay participants is increasing from £5 / $6.50 per hour to £6 / $8 per hour.

The reason behind the change is to make sure we appreciate people for the time and effort they put into participating in studies - particularly given the recent rises in the cost of living. More engaged participants give more thoughtful and honest responses, and in turn this means your studies get the best quality data available.

You can read more about the change on the Prolific blog. We’re keen to hear how this change resonates with you, particularly in what effect it may have on your studies over time. Feel free to share your thoughts and comments in the thread below.