REsearch Collaboration

People-powered research

To date, 418,005 citizen scientists from around the world have contributed to our growing VVIQ database, and 57,626 have opted-in to participate in ongoing research within this burgeoning field of imagination science. On average when we send out a call to action to participate in research, we get 3,000 unique opens and over 1,000 participants.

Tell us about your research needs

Are you looking to recruit an engaged group of individuals with aphantasia for your next research study? Are you looking for ways to make your findings more accessible to the public? Do you need support with research development? We can help!

FAQs about Research Collaboration

Why Collaborate with us?

Aphantasia Network is the place to learn and discover aphantasia. Our community of citizen scientists are eager to participate and have vested interest in what your research uncovers. Making your research visible and accessible to the community increases the likelihood that it will be cited, gaining greater impact and recognition for your aphantasia research contributions.

Why isn’t Research Recruitment free?

We charge a minimum flat fee of $500 USD/campaign for research recruitment. This is so that we can cover our expenses and continue to support new research in this exciting field. 

WhAT does the $500 USD INCLUDE?

The $500 USD recruitment campaign includes one email with information and a link to participate in your study to our research pool. Typically, we get over 3,000 open rates (people that open the email). The conversion rate on how many people complete the study will vary, but typically we hear back from our research partners that anywhere from 500-1000 people will participate. 

If you have research goals beyond 500-1000 participants, we recommend budgeting for $1500 which includes a retargeting email (for anyone that doesn’t open the first email) a social media marketing campaign to our 10,000+ followers for additional exposure, and free membership for a year.

What are the requirements?

To recruit through the Aphantasia Network research pool we require proof of ethical clearance from your institution prior to launching the email and/or social media campaign. 

Can you help me reach my recruitment goals?

Yes we can! Depending on your budget and timeline, we can send multiple email and/or social media campaigns to help you meet your ambitious recruitment goals. We also offer additional services such as study hosting on our site and private recruitment through our Discord channel. All for additional fees. Get in contact with us for a quote.


If your research is unfunded, not to worry. We can help by providing a written statement or letter of support for a research grant application. Or, consider joining our Network as a member. Students with valid ID can receive 50% their membership. You can use our private community on Discord to recruit directly. There’s already a channel to promote new-studies where you can share links to participate in your research, share updates and interact with potential participants. If you were looking to interview a small group of participants for your upcoming study, then a membership with us is the best way to go!

I am a researcher, can I become a member of Aphantasia Network?

Yes! We’d love to welcome you to our community and learn more about what you hope to discover through your research. With membership to Aphantasia Network, you gain access to our private Discord community and new-studies channel where you can recruit participants directly and share updates with an intellectually curious group of individuals on the progress of your research. 

Is there a discount on membership for students?

Yes! Undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. students can receive a discount on a premium membership. Please send a copy of your active student id to [email protected] for 50% off until your student ID expires.

I completed my study, can I share my findings on

Yes! We’d love to feature an article about your research and findings. Submit an article concept here, and we’ll be in touch with your next steps. 

I completed my study, can I present my findings to THE COMMUNITY?

Yes! We’d love to host you for a presentation of findings and Q&A. In fact, our members love getting first-access to new discoveries. Get in touch at [email protected]