AMBOSS Research Panel – FAQ
What am I signing up for?
You’re signing up to help shape AMBOSS’ future and empower doctors worldwide by sharing your experience of working as a physician or studying medicine and testing new features. You decide how often you want to be contacted for user research and you can leave the AMBOSS User Research Group anytime by just sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any study you’re invited to, you’ll receive an email outlining how it will work and what your time involvement will be. Participation in any study is completely voluntary and doesn’t affect future opportunities. You’re also agreeing to the research terms.
What kind of people are you looking for?
We’re interested in talking to physicians and medical students from all over the world. The world of medicine is so diverse, and we want to hear as many different voices and experiences as possible. Also, you don’t need to be an AMBOSS user to be in the AMBOSS User Research Group.
What would I do in the different types of user research projects?
While there are many types of user research, we will mostly reach out to you with the more common studies:
- Interviews (via videocall or over the phone) – we’ll set up a chat with you via Zoom (or some other online tool) and ask you some questions about your experience of being a medical student (if you’re a student) or of working as a physician (if you’re a physician).
- Surveys – You’ll receive an email asking you to answer some questions related to the AMBOSS product or your experiences.
- Remote usability study – we’ll set up a chat with you via Zoom (or some other online tool) in which we’ll share screens and discuss the usability, usefulness, and desirability of features we’re considering.
For any study you’re invited to you’ll receive an email outlining how it will work and what your involvement will be. Participation in any study is completely voluntary and doesn’t affect future opportunities.
What's in it for me?
First, our gratitude for helping us build a product that helps doctors around the world.
If you are an AMBOSS user yourself, you also benefit directly from providing us with feedback that will help us build a better product. You’ll also be the first to know about and try out new features.
Once your participation is complete, you’ll get a small thank-you like a gift card or a donation to your favourite charity. (We’ll always tell you what the reward will be before you decide whether to participate.)
How soon will you contact me and how often?
When we begin a new study, we contact people who may be a match for the topic we’re interested in, based on the form filled out at signup. It could be quite a while before you hear from us and it’s possible that you will never be contacted during this program. That doesn’t mean we don’t value your opinion, it just means we haven’t found the right fit.
You decide how often you want us to invite you to a study, by letting us know during the sign-up process to the Research Panel. The options for how often we can contact you are:
– Anytime we have a question
– Once a month
– Once every 3 months
– Once every 6 months
– Once a year
In case you forgot what choice you made during sign-up, you can ask us by writing an email to email@example.com and you can also change the contacting cadence by sending us an email to the same address.
What's the time commitment?
The time commitment for each user research project can vary widely depending on the type of study. Completing a survey might take just a few minutes and can be done anywhere at any time, while taking part in an interview or usability study might take 30min to 1.5h and require you to be in a relatively calm and distraction-free environment.
For any study you’re invited to, you’ll receive an email outlining how it will work and what your involvement would be. Participation in any study is completely voluntary and doesn’t affect future opportunities.
I am currently not an AMBOSS user. Can I still sign up?
Yes, please do! While there are User Research Projects which focus specifically on existing users, we are also very interested in people who don’t use AMBOSS. We’d love to hear from your experience!
Please sign up to the AMBOSS Research Panel (this won’t make you a user of the AMBOSS product).
How old do I have to be?
You have to be 18 years old in order to register and participate in this program.
I want to join the AMBOSS Research Panel, what do I do?
My contact information has changed, how can I update it?
I no longer want to be contacted for research purposes. How do I opt-out?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, stating that you want to opt out of the Research Panel and we’ll remove you from the group and delete your contact information. If you are an AMBOSS user, your AMBOSS contact information does not get affected.