Joining the panel

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Would like to help improve access and inclusion for everyone?

Would you like to be involved in exciting research about a wide range of topics?

By joining the RiDC Panel you will be playing an important role in working towards a more inclusive future.


Anyone who identifies as being disabled (including those living with any type of long-term physical or mental health conditions) or an older person who feels disabled by society, is eligible to join the panel.

To become a member of our panel you can sign up using the link below.

Join the RiDC panel online here

If you don't want to sign up to the panel online, then you can join over the phone. Call us on 0208 152 3236 and we can set you up with a time to go through the details, or email us and we will phone you back at time that is convenient for you.


What is the RiDC Panel?

As the leading expert in inclusive research with disabled and older people, the RiDC panel is central to everything that we do. RiDC exists to connect the views and experiences of disabled and older people to those who make and run things. When businesses and organisations come to us to carry out research for them, we ask our panel of disabled and older people to share their thoughts and experiences with us. We then give their feedback to these businesses and organisations so that they can make changes, or design their product or service, to be more accessible. 

What does being an RiDC panel member involve?

Signing up to the panel takes between 15 and 20 minutes. When you sign up, we'll ask a number of questions that allow us to match you to the most appropriate research opportunities. All your personal information is strictly confidential.

Once you have joined the panel, we will contact you with research opportunities that we think will be of interest to you. You can pick and choose the types of research that you want to take part in.

As a member of the panel, you could be involved in a wide range of research including surveys, focus groups, product testing and mystery shopping.

Often, panel members who take part in our surveys are offered the chance to be entered into a prize draw for shopping vouchers. We also sometimes pay our panel members as a thank you for the time that they spend taking part in a research project. Because the research is on an 'as-and-when-needed basis', this is not a way of making a living.

Why join the RiDC Panel?

Panel members find taking part in RiDC research interesting and gain a great deal from having their say and making their views and experiences count. When you take part in our research we let you know what your feedback has meant and, where we can, the tangible changes that have been made as a result.

It’s free to join the panel and there is no obligation or need to share any identifying personal or bank details whatsoever.

Panel member, Masuma says:

"What I like about being on the RiDC panel is the idea that I can make a difference. Having the voice heard of disabled users, as a consumer or customer, in whatever shape or form. It’s something that I actually enjoy and I find it quite rewarding. Knowing that I have an input - telling an organisation how to be improved for example. It’s a positive experience. You get to offer the solution."

Would you like to find out more about our panel? 

Watch our YouTube video, where panel members talk about being members of the consumer panel.


How do I sign up?

Join the RiDC panel online here

If you don't want to join online, then you can join over the phone. Call us on 0208 152 3236 and we can set you up with a time to go through the details, or email us and we will phone you back at a convenient time to suit.

If you have any difficulties during the panel sign-up, we are happy to help. Please give us a call or email us.

Please read the RiDC consumer panel agreement. The agreement sets out what you can expect and what we expect from you when you join.

Any questions?

Email us at  or ring RiDC on 0208 152 3236