Guidelines for Submitting Research Signal Boost Requests

Requests for participation by fans in fan studies research projects may be submitted to Fanhackers, provided that they meet the following criteria:

Does it have Institutional Review Board/Ethics Committee approval?

We realize that there are independent researchers who can’t get oversight approval because they’re unaffiliated. In such cases a substitute can be provided in the form of a vita that includes past work and credentials and a link to past work that is openly available online.

Is there a consent form for participants that we can link to?

We will not include research that does not specify age limitations for participants, which should be 18+, and which does not specify what use will be made of the data, what the procedures are (if it’s not an online survey), who will have access to the data, and how participant privacy will be preserved.

Is there full contact information for the researcher (and their committee or supervisor if applicable)?

This information should include their institutional affiliation, if there is one, as well as an email and a physical address where they can be reached.

Will the information be shared with the community after completion?

This can be done by contacting Communications to link to results.

Please contact Communications to submit any of the above.