What is Research Live?Research Live

Calling all Ontario Science Centre Visitors!

Research Live! is your chance to participate in studies led by local researchers and help them make advancements in science and technology. Through one-on-one interactions with scientists, you’ll have the chance to explore topics ranging from genetics to cognitive development. 

Your data makes a difference!

“My daughter thoroughly enjoyed herself today spitting for science! Now she wants to be a scientist thanks to her interaction with your positive and attentive staff. I’m glad that my daughter was able to witness scientific research on a first hand level. Amazing!”
- Ontario Science Centre visitor


Do you have an engaging study and need volunteers? Want to help advance the public’s understanding of research? With nearly a million visitors a year, the Ontario Science Centre aims to connect scientists with large, diverse audiences through its Research Live! program. We’ll work with you to create an informative and engaging experience for participants.

Please email us at Research.Live@osc.on.ca for details on how to propose a study or to request an application. Applications will be reviewed in December, April, and August. Our next application deadline for studies to run between January and April 2018 is Friday December 1, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

Current Projects

  • How can we help children correct early science misconceptions?
  • How do children select who to trust?
  • Can children learn two unrelated patterns at the same time?
  • How can we help reduce explicit racial biases in children?
  • How does the development of attentional processes in the brain affect vision?
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