Who We Are

We are a team of gradute and undergraduate UCSB students dedicated to making research results more meaningful by making research study participation more accessible

About Us

Ugig was born out of UCSB's 2019 New Venture Competition with the belief that behavioral research should never stall due to problems with participation and recruitment. After being awarded runner-up honors, our team brought our solution to life with a program that solves many of the problems that both researchers and potential participants face. As we continue to innovate, our purpose is to advance the industry by bringing efficient research technology into the 21st centurey.


Our Mission

Our team believes that research recruitment should be simple and efficient for researchers and potential participants. If the opportunity to participate in a research study is accessible to a greater percentage of the human population, research data has the potential to be more representative of the world we live in today. Holding firm to these values, our mission is to support the scientific community by making behavioral research data more meaningful and accessible.


Privacy and Data Security

Ugig will never hold any of the data a researcher requests from a participant. If participants choose to, they may complete a preliminary demographic survey that will allow them to be matched with studies that they are eligible for. This information is stored on a participant's profile and will never be sold or disclosed to third parties. Transparency and data security are of the utmost importance to our team, and our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy are designed to ensure the protection of our users.