Frequently Asked Questions for Participants

What is Ayda?

Researchers use Ayda to protect the security of your data as a participant. Through Ayda you can be recruited, surveyed and paid, alongside others that take part in their research.

Why have I received an email from Ayda?

You may have received an email from Ayda for a couple reasons: you’ve been invited to participate in a research project, or you have outstanding incentives to claim.

If you have any questions about the project or details related to it, please contact the researcher or research company.

How do I register?

To register, follow the invitation email or register directly through the platform. The link will take you to the registration form where you will be able to create an account. Remember to create your account using the same address that you have provided to the researcher.

Why do I need to register?

The security and privacy of your data is important to the research company and to us here at Ayda. Because of this, your payment is held behind a password protected website. That way we can make sure your payment details are held securely and safely.

When will I get paid?

As soon as the researcher marks your participation in the project as complete, you’ll receive a notification by text and email from Ayda inviting you to log in and claim. Ayda has no oversight on this timeline. Please reach out to the researcher if you have any questions about when you will be able to claim.

Can I choose how to be paid?

Yes! Unless the researcher chooses to restrict the options, which for some projects can be the case, you can choose to claim with UK Bank, PayPal or from over 150+ vouchers and charities!

How do I reset my password?

You can reset your password by clicking ‘forgot your password?’ on the log in page.

What do I do if I need help?

You can find Ayda’s Online Support Team via email at A member of the Support Team will be in contact within 24 hours (between 9am and 6pm).

How long will payment take to reach me once I’ve claimed?

Payments are made in real-time, meaning you should receive it in seconds or minutes. Sometimes there can be a delay so we've listed below maximum wait times:
UK Bank: up to 24 hours voucher: up to 24 hours
PayPal: up to 3 working days
IBAN: up to 4 working days

Our online support team are on hand if you have any questions

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