User Research Sessions

User Research Sessions

Participate in user research to help design healthcare products

Help shape the future of healthcare by testing new tools and technologies or sharing your perspective and feedback in a user research study.

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In order to participate in user research sessions, first join Project Baseline and share your health history to help us match you with the most relevant user research opportunities.

After joining Project Baseline, you'll be able to sign up to be contacted for user research sessions for both Project Baseline and Verily.

These may include sharing what it's like to manage a health condition or giving us feedback on a new service or product. Your honest opinion can help us create the best tools and technologies, and make research easy and engaging for all.

Verily Life Sciences

What are user research studies?

Through user research sessions, we can ensure we are building effective solutions across all Project Baseline studies and Verily products. We want to understand your needs, ensure the products are intuitive to use, and provide solutions to meaningful problems. Your close participation will help us deliver on our goal to democratize research for all.

To do that, we might ask you to share your honest experiences living with a condition, give feedback on our ideas and prototypes, or show us what products you like to use.

The formats of user research studies can include:

  • In-person sessions at Verily's offices
  • Phone call or video interviews
  • Online surveys
  • In-home visits

Who's eligible

  • Age 18 years or older
  • Able to speak and read English
  • US resident
who's eligible

What's involved

Get personalized invites

Join Project Baseline and answer questions about your health and lifestyle to help us match you with the most relevant study opportunities.

Share your perspective

We would like you to share what it's like to manage a condition you have or give us honest feedback on one of our products.

Have meaningful impact

Your input matters and will directly shape the products we’re developing to improve health and prevent disease

What you'll receive

Compensation. Amount varies by length and type of study

Early alerts when studies matching your preferences open

Exclusive access to updates, thought leaders, and community events

User Research Sessions

Study FAQs

User research means you'll get to work hand-in-hand with our researchers and designers to help create the best possible experiences, studies, tools, and more. An important aspect of this process is sharing your feedback on tools and products so we can improve them.

Anyone living in the U.S. over the age of 18. We need people from all walks of life. For some studies we may reach out to anyone interested in sharing feedback, while at other times we may look for people with a specific health condition.

Some of our sessions are in-person near our California offices of South San Francisco and Mountain View or our Cambridge office near Boston. However, we also conduct many remote studies with people all over the country. If you are located within the U.S., we may ask you to participate in an emailed survey or one-on-one session over phone or video chat.

User research is generally not considered clinical research and is therefore not governed by an Internal Review Board (IRB). User research gives individuals an opportunity to share their experience using a tool or product, helping designers and researchers improve products. Clinical research, on the other hand, formally evaluates how a tool or product works.

When a new study is available, you'll learn details about what kind of study it is and have the option to participate. Here's some info about the different types of studies and how they work:

  • Usability study at a Verily office
    These studies are best for people who live near our offices in South San Francisco or Boston. Typically, you'll meet one-on-one with a Verily researcher who'll ask you some questions, have you try a new or existing product, and then get your feedback.
  • Remote usability study
    For remote studies, we'll have you share your mobile or laptop screen with the researcher and walk through an experience together. You'll need to have a high-speed Internet connection for this option. In some cases, we may be able to conduct the study over the phone.
  • Field study
    Sometimes it is helpful to learn about users in the places that they live. In these studies, Verily researchers will come to you! We'll find a time to conduct a visit that works for your schedule.
  • Surveys
    For these studies, we'll simply send you a short survey to fill out. Please note that we don't typically offer a gift for participating in a survey.

In usability studies and field studies, you'll typically spend 60-90 minutes with a Verily researcher. This will almost always be during business hours (i.e., Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm). If you’re visiting your local Verily office to participate, you'll need to allow extra time for travel, which will be at your own expense. Remote sessions may take place outside of typical business hours depending on your local time zone.

We can't guarantee that we'll invite you to participate in a study, and even if we do it may not be right away. For example, we may not have a match for you now, but we may contact you in nine months when we launch a new study that seems to be a perfect fit.

No problem. To update your Project Baseline email preferences at any time, sign in to your Baseline account and visit the Settings page.