Participants needed for study on transition to remote work

Dr. Sean O’Brady and Mojan Naisani Samani, both of the DeGroote School of Business, are looking for research participants to take part in a study to help understand how the transition to remote work has impacted university employees.

This project is being led by researchers from the Centre for Work, Organization and Wellbeing at Griffith University in Australia. More than 11 universities are taking part from Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

Participants are invited to complete an online survey.  Your responses are anonymous. Participant identity is not known to anyone, not even to the researcher.

McMaster University employees who have been working during the pandemic are eligible to participate.

The online survey takes about 10-15 minutes to complete.  To participate, please go to

After one week you will receive your first follow-up email, and after two weeks you will receive your second and final follow-up email. Questions should be answered as best as possible, as they have been generalized for comparison across institutions.

For more information about this study, please contact Sean O’Brady, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, DeGroote School of Business at 905-525-9140 ext. 24250 or

This study has been reviewed by the McMaster University Research Ethics Board and has received ethics clearance. If you have concerns or questions about your rights as a participant or about the way the study is conducted, please contact:

McMaster Research Ethics Secretariat

Telephone: (905) 525-9140 ext. 23142