About Waterloo Research in Aging Pool

The Waterloo Research in Aging Participants Pool (WRAP) was established by Dr. Myra Fernandes and Dr. Eric Roy to facilitate research in aging at the University of Waterloo.

The participant pool is a database that matches potential participants aged 60 and over with researchers at the University of Waterloo. Research ranges from projects in the Department of Psychology to the Faculty of Applied Health Science, often in the Department of Kinesiology. WRAP even collaborates with researchers in Optometry & Vision Science and the Department of Computer Science.

Who is eligible?

Anyone who is 60 or more years of age is eligible to participate in the WRAP pool.

You may also be eligible for the Neurological Patient Database. Similar to WRAP, the purpose of this database is to enhance the recruitment of patients into current and upcoming research studies at the University of Waterloo.

If I am interested in participating, what happens next?

The first step is to complete a brief background screening questionnaire over the phone with Brady Roberts, the WRAP Coordinator. He will also answer any questions that you may have during this interview.

The coordinator will then mail you an information package along with a consent form for you to sign.

Once you have returned the signed consent form, your contact information and your responses to the background screening questionnaire will be entered into a confidential, password protected database.

When you are selected to participate in a study, the coordinator will provide the researcher with your contact information.

The researcher will then contact you and provide you with information about the study.

At that time, you can choose to participate in the particular study, or not.