At MediaScience, our goal is to test and learn from the rapid changes observed in the media industry today. By utilizing the latest in research technology and media devices, we are able to accurately analyze trends in media behavior and explore new territory in research methodology.

Our volunteer panel, known as The MediaScience Panel, is the most important part of the research process for each study. Our results are only as good as our participants, and Austin locals have proven to be incredible volunteers!

Austin Hours of Operation:

9:00am - 9:00pm 7 days per week

Chicago Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
(Lab days and hours are expected to be gradually extended. Any changes in hours of operation will be updated on this page as they are extended.)

What to expect:

We have new and exciting studies at our research facility every week and are constantly seeking feedback from our panel members. The compensation for your time and travel costs is typically in the form of an American Express Gift Card amounting approximately $25 per hour of participation.

Once you become a panel member, you will receive a 5-digit Member ID that helps us easily identify you and track your participation in our studies. This also allows us to anonymize study results for clients - so that we never give them your name or other information. When you are eligible for a study, we will contact you by email or phone and request that you schedule an appointment from available appointment days and times. Eligibility is determined from your profile information, and online questionnaire results. These questionnaires help us learn more about you, enrich your profile with additional information, and ultimately increase your chances of becoming eligible for a study.

Also, please ensure that you add our email address to your contacts to prevent our emails from being automatically directed to your spam folder. All invitations will come from

Please visit the Rewards page to learn more about earning Rewards for referring friends and family to the Media Panel, participating in Online Questionnaires, and more!

Terms and Conditions:

MediaScience reserves the right to remove any member from the panel for any reason.

MediaScience reserves the right to disqualify any panel member from the rewards programs including online surveys and friend referrals for reasons related to dishonesty, exploitation, and the interference of research study completion.

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