Frequently asked questions

WHY AM I INVITED?

There could be many reasons why you have been invited to participate in a research. For some researches invitations are sent to a random sample drawn from the National Register. Other researches draw a random or stratified sample from an existing database in which you are included. There could be many reasons to be included in such a database, for example, because you are a registered student or employee, because you became a member of an association, because you subscribed for a newsletter, because you registered for a discount card, or because you registered for a product or service.

WHAT ABOUT MY PRIVACY?

The MOTUS Research Platform is designed to store all personal information in a closed environment on our secured server. This personal information will only be used for communication purposes regarding the research(es) for which you are invited unless indicated otherwise (for example, if you indicate that MOTUS can contact you if new research are available that apply to you). All researches designed with the MOTUS Software have to meet the privacy regulations of the country in which the research is issued.

HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?

If you have received an invitation to participate, please click here to read the instructions how to proceed. If you are not invited for any research but want to participate in the future, please click on login to go to the login screen. Instead of entering username and password, click on register here. You will be asked to provide some personal and contact information. After you have registered, we will send you an invitation to provide some background information that we need to evaluate which researches might apply to you.

WHY IS MY PARTICIPATION SO IMPORTANT?

The reason is simple: if we want to understand, change, or explain the things people do, we first need to ask those people what they do. That's where you come in. Only you, the participants, can provide valuable information on a certain research topic. Without your input, there isn't much to understand for us.

HOW DOES MY INDIVIDUAL OPINION CONTRIBUTE?

Every participants contribution is of great value. It is not because there are plenty others, that your opinion does not count. It is the aggregation of all individual opinions and other data entries that allow us to understand what goes on in daily life.

DO I GET REWARDED FOR PARTICIPATING?

Different researches might have different reward systems. We recommend you look at the research overview page of the research you are invited for or participating in. The research overview page can be accessed after logging in.

HOW CAN I RESET/RETRIEVE MY PASSWORD?

Forgot your password? Or want to reset it? No problem. If you click on login on the MOTUS Research Platform homepage, you will see the option forgot password? at the bottom of the login screen. Enter your username or email address and simply follow the instructions in the email that we will send you immediately. If you are logged in and want to change your password, simply go to you personal settings (accessible by clicking on the three stacked bars in the top left corner of the website) and click on reset password.

What is the MOTUS Research Platform?

The MOTUS Research Platform hosts MOTUS Researches, divided over many scientific disciplines, policy domains, and business strategies. Overall, MOTUS Researches are studies with a strong emphasis on human behaviour and the context in which it takes place to get a better understanding of current and future behaviour.