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Developmental Research Participant Database at McMaster University

We are the Infant Studies Group at McMaster University. Our labs are interested in understanding human development from infancy to adulthood. Our researchers have been focusing on topics like music perception, visual perception, social development, and emotion processing in both typically- and atypically-developing populations for more than 30 years!

We are inviting you and your child to participate in our future research projects at McMaster University and on McMaster online research platforms.

If you are interested in potentially participating, please click the “Agree” button at the bottom of this page to enter your contact information, such as phone number and email. You will also need to enter your children’s demographic information, such as date of birth, sex, and name. The demographic information will help us find eligible studies for your children.

By entering your information, you are only giving us consent to contact you to inquire if you are interested in participating in particular studies. It does NOT mean that you and your child are obligated to participate in our studies.

Your information will only be used by McMaster PNB researchers for recruitment and will be kept confidential in encrypted form on a server at McMaster University. The information will not be shared.

This survey has been reviewed and cleared by the McMaster Research Ethics Board (MREB). The MREB protocol number associated with this survey is 3693.

You will be given opportunities to withdraw before submitting your information. After submitting your information to our database, if at any time you are no longer interested in participation or you are unable to participate, you can let us know via email ( We will remove you from our database.


If you have any concerns or questions about your rights as a participant or about the way the survey is being conducted, please contact:

McMaster Research Ethics Secretariat

Telephone 1-(905) 525-9140 ext. 23142

C/o Research Office for Administration, Development and Support (ROADS)