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 to better understand the healthy aging process. WRAP research projects explore cognitive aging, posture, user-interface design, reflexes, vision, and much more! We frequently collarborate with the Departments of Psychology, Kinesiology, Optometry, and Computer Science.

Who is eligible to volunteer?

Anyone who is 60 or more years of age and free of major neurological and physical impairments is eligible to participate in the WRAP pool.

If you have suffered major neurological damage, you may be eligible for participation in the Neurological Patient Database. Similar to WRAP, the purpose of this database is to enhance the recruitment of neurological patients into research studies at the University of Waterloo.

If I am interested in participating, what happens next?

The first step is to get in contact with our database coordinator, Brady Roberts, and setup an appointment to complete a brief background screening questionnaire over the phone. He will also answer any questions that you may have during this interview. You can find contact information for Brady Roberts and easily submit a contact request form on our Contact page.

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 in the provided pre-paid envelope, 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 whether or not to participate in the particular study.