Becoming a research study participant
The year 2011 marked a significant turning point; it was the year the first wave of baby boomers turned 65. In 2036, it is projected that there will be more than 330,000 Manitobans aged 65 and over. As the demographics continue to change, the need to understand how we are aging becomes more important.
Researchers are often looking for participants for their research studies. The Centre on Aging, University of Manitoba has created an electronic database of individuals 55 years and over who are willing to be contacted by researchers about whether they would like to participate in aging-related studies.
We would like to invite you to become part of this database. The database would contain your name, mailing address, phone number, age, and gender; it is maintained by Centre on Aging staff.
By becoming part of the database, you are only consenting to being contacted by researchers; whether you actually participate in a study is entirely your choice. Research projects and requests for participants vary. We cannot predict when researchers may need participants; you may or may not be contacted by a researcher. You can opt to have your information removed from the database at any time.
Your contact information will only be shared with Centre on Aging researchers whose projects have been approved by a research ethics board at the University of Manitoba.
To become part of the database or to find out more about becoming a research participant
Contact information form
If you are interested in participating in aging-related research studies, complete the online form. You will receive a letter in the mail confirming your interest in the database and asking for signed informed consent.
All personal information will be kept confidential.
The Centre on Aging gratefully accepts donations from individuals, corporations, and other organizations which support the Centre’s goals. Donors will receive a receipt for income tax purposes.
Gifts can be designated for specific purposes such as the Centre on Aging Betty Havens Memorial Fellowship, the Centre’s Trust Fund, or guest lecturers. University of Manitoba alumni who donate to the annual Giving Program may target their contributions to the Centre.
To make a donation, contact:
Centre on Aging
University of Manitoba
338 Isbister Building
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
Department of Philanthropy
The University of Manitoba
179 Continuing Education Complex
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
For further information, contact the Centre on Aging at (204) 474-8754 or
Department of Philanthropy at (204) 474-9195 or 1-800-330-8066 (toll free).