Research Participation

Cycling Exercise Study

The Exercise Metabolism Research Group is looking for eligible Men and Women to participate in a research study comparing two types of cycling exercise. View the criteria and more information on the poster here and contact Lauren to participate.

Exercise Psychology Study

The Department of Kinesiology is now recruiting healthy undergraduate volunteers for an Exercise Psychology study.  Participation involves completing  four maximum cycling tests, some computer-based tests of cognitive functioning and some brief questionnaires.  Four testing sessions of approximately 45-60 minutes duration are involved and will take place over a period of 2 weeks.  You will receive $10 for each testing sessions. We are looking for individuals between the ages of 17-25 years.  For more information, please contact Jason Langvee at or view the study poster here.

Homeopathic Vaccine Alternatives Study

The Mark Loeb Research Group on behalf of Dr. Mark Loeb, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, is conducting a new research study relating to homeopathic vaccine alternatives. The study is being conducted at the McMaster University Medical Centre.  Anti-vaccine groups are raising concern about the efficacy and safety of childhood and adult vaccinations.  This may lead to a reduced uptake of vaccination. Homeopathy offers an alternative vaccine known as a “nosode”.  Licensed by Health Canada, it has been argued that these vaccines are so dilute as to be unlikely to produce any effect on the immune system.  There are no studies that have examined the effect of nosodes on producing antibodies.  The researchers are inviting you to participate in a research project that compares homeopathic vaccine to conventional vaccines as well as to placebo. The research will involve you providing two blood samples and you will be randomly assigned to one of 3 study groups, homeopathic vaccine group, control group, or conventional vaccine group. Your participation would involve 30 minutes per session and you would be a receive a $40 gift card per visit and parking passes, if needed. To qualify for this study, you must be between 18 and 24 years old. This study has been reviewed and cleared by the Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board (HiREB).  If you any have concerns or questions about your rights as a participant or about the way the study is being conducted you can contact the Chair of the HiREB at (905) 521-2100 x42013.