Meet the Expert – FREE entry to Thinktank for participation in research

Here at Thinktank we are committed to contributing to and supporting research lead by our local Universities. We do this in a number of ways, by welcoming researchers on to our galleries to run Meet the Expert events, creating opportunities for writing about science and, most importantly, carrying out research in the museum.

The School of Pharmacy within the Institute of Clinical Research team at the University of Birmingham have been regular visitors to Thinktank for our ‘Meet the Expert’ events and this half term will be using the museum as a base to carry out their research with young children, an age group we usually have a lot of!

On 17-19th February, the team are looking to recruit 5-12 year old children for a study looking at the mouthfeel of tiny particles so they can identify what an ‘acceptable’ mouthfeel would be from a child’s perspective. Sessions will last around 30 minutes.

FREE entry to the museum will be provided for each child participating in the research and an accompanying parent. Two or more children from the same family will enable free entry for two parents.

For more information or to book your slot, please contact Punam Mistry at – In the email, please indicate your child’s date of birth and your preferred day to come. We will get back to you to arrange your visit.


Call For Participants – a new recruitment platform for research

Call For Participants is a simple advertising platform focused on bringing opportunities for taking part in academic research to the general public. Today researchers from over 300 universities have used Call For Participants to advertise their surveys, interviews and other research studies. We also provide support and guidance on how to advertise research and communicate to the public.

The University of Birmingham now has its own dedicated notice board on Call For Participants so staff, students and the public can visit a single webpage to discover the research happening today:

To find out more about Call For Participants please contact Matt: or visit one of the links below:

Advertise a research study:

Researcher support: