Gransnet are looking for Gransnet visitors willing to join their insight panel.

Here are a few Q&As

Q: How does the panel work?
A: You sign up (below) and give your details. When we are commissioned to conduct research we will contact panel members that fit the research criteria. Panel members will be sent either a link to a survey to complete or an invitation to take part in an online discussion, or the opportunity to take part in a product test and offer feedback either on Gransnet or in a survey.

Q: Is there an incentive?
A: Our mantra is always - never ask anyone to do something you wouldn't do;) So there will always be an incentive to take part in each activity, usually in the form of entry into a prize draw. If we ask you to complete a third party survey (eg hosted by a research agency) then you may need to provide your email address to them for the prize draw. They will only use this for the prize draw.

Q: How often will I be contacted?
A: It's hard to say, but you will be able to choose whether you take part or not, and can opt out of the panel at any time.

Q: Can anyone join the panel?
A: This panel is aimed at grandparents. This is because we (at Gransnet and sometimes at Mumsnet) are working with a number of companies who are interested in conducting research amongst grandparents.

Q: Can I leave the panel?
A: Yes - you can opt out at any time by emailing

Q: What if I'm sent a product I don't like?
A: Then you would add your feedback accordingly.

Q: What will happen to my name and address?
A: When a company wants the panel to try a product we will send them names and addresses for dispatch. We will not send on your email address or phone number. They will be asked to ensure that they only use the address for this project and not for any other purpose.


1. Your name

2. Gransnet nickname

3. Email address

4. Your phone number

5. Full postal address - ***** PLEASE BE CAREFUL USING AUTOFILL!

6. Are you male or female?

8. How many children do you have?

9. How many grandchildren do you have?

11. To which of these ethnic groups do you consider you belong?

12. Which of the following best describes your normal working status? Tick all that apply

13. Which of these best describes your marital status?

14. What is the average annual income for your household?

15. How many of the following do you normally take in a year?

  None One Two Three Four or more
Holidays abroad
Weekend/ short breaks abroad
Holidays in the UK
Weekend/ short breaks in the UK

16. Across a normal month which supermarkets, if any, do you use?

  In store On line
The Co-operative
M&S food
Waitrose/ Ocado online

17. On average how often do you access the internet?

18. How - if at all - do you usually access the internet?

19. On average how often do you shop online for anything?

20. We can't guarantee that every survey or research project we send you will be 100% relevant, but we will try as much as possible to match folks to things that might interest them. Which of the following would you say are areas you are interested in?

21. Which are the top 3 websites that you visit? (excluding search engines like Google etc.)

22. Are you members of any other social network sites? If so which ones?

23. How often would you like to be contacted about panel activities?

24. One of the activities we can use the panel for would be third party research. For example a research company may want to ask you to complete their own survey. In this case we could email you a link to the survey and ask you to complete it. There would be no obligation to take part. Your email address would not be passed on though you may have to enter it on the survey purely for the prize draw.
Would you be willing to do this?

25. Where do you live?

26. From time to time we may ask you to take part in product tests. Are there any products/ manufacturers you'd prefer not to work with?

27. Please say why you'd like to be on the research panel.

Your details will be used as part of the Grandparents research panel. Data is confidential. Profile data will be used to filter the panel for projects and will not be passed on. Your name will not be passed on. You will not receive any marketing. You can opt out of the panel at any time by emailing
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