Paying participants

  • Prolific's payment principles

    Ethical rewards On Prolific, we endorse the principle of 'ethical rewards'. We believe that fair pay leads to better data quality. We therefore re...

  • Estimated vs average reward per hour

    When you set up a study on Prolific, you have to estimate the completion time for your study. The reward per hour shown on the study creation page ...

  • How do I resolve underpaying studies?

    If the average reward per hour for your study falls below the minimum rate required (£5.00 / $6.50 per hour), you will need to adjust the participa...

  • How do I send bonus payments?

    Bonus payments are additional payments you can make beyond the normal payment for a participant's submission. You can use them to allow for variabl...

  • Can I make partial payments to participants?

    Under certain circumstances you should award a partial payment to participants for the time spent on your study. Participants deserve partial compe...