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Take part in our research to help make road, train and airplane trips safer

We need volunteers to take part in an online study that measures reaction times and accuracy of responses, which could impact public safety in the future.

This ten-minute online study could help us make road, train and airplane trips safer in the future.

Department of Psychology researchers are investigating how warnings and alarms should be designed to effectively warn transport passengers about extreme events.

The information we record will help us to measure people’s ability to complete tasks requiring sustained attention.

We will share our recommendations from this with transport infrastructure managers. This will help them choose more appropriate alarm and warning components.

Take part in this research

We're recruiting for this study until 30 June 2021.


You must be at least 18-years-old. You will need to complete the study on a desktop or laptop computer, and will need to use speakers or headphones.

You should not have any hearing impairments.

What you’ll do

You will complete a ten-minute online task requiring sustained attention.

To do this, you’ll respond to prompts using your computer’s keyboard and mouse. You will view images on the screen and listen to audio recordings.

The online study will not ask for any personal information that could be used to identify you.

Why take part

Your participation could help to improve public safety. There is no payment.

Your personal data

Only the research team will have access to the information that you provide. All data collected is anonymous, and will be handled in line with University of Bath guidelines.

The anonymised, aggregated results will be used for a study that is part of the FORESEE project and may also be reported in presentations, conference papers and journal articles.

Relevant ethics approval information

This project has been given a favourable opinion by the University of Bath, Psychology Research Ethics Committee (PREC) [reference: 21-028]

If you're interested in taking part, we'd love to hear from you

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Contact us

If you have any questions about this research study, please contact the lead researcher

This study is part of the Horizon 2020 FORESEE European collaborative research project, which aims to create a stronger and more resilient transport infrastructure.