Current research opportunities

New research requests are posted here when we are approached by researchers in the field. Your views and contribution to research can help build a body of information which can benefit individuals and families such as yours. 

DCN has a research committee which reviews all the research requests to the Network to ensure that it is conducted appropriately and fits in with our members. Contact DCN if you have any questions on the procedure by emailing


Who can participate

Further details

ContactThe Online Sperm Donation Project: New ways of creating families


The Online Sperm Donation Project: New ways of creating families

Are you a couple currently looking for sperm online?

The Online Sperm Donation Project would love to hear your story!  £20 thank you payment!

For more information on how to take part, email us at

Initially, you will be asked to take part in a 1.5 hour interview where we will explore your life history and what or who has influenced your online sperm donation journey. We will then follow up with you twice more over a 2-year period.


To find out more about the study you can visit our website:

or email us

Children's perceptions of nature vs. nurture

Families with children aged 4-8 years old

  • Go to and sign up for The Families Game
  • Receive a Zoom link in your inbox
  • Join us on Zoom to play a short, fun game (less than 15 minutes)
  • Receive a voucher to an online children’s book store


Recruiting until late 2023

Dr Rebecca Peretz-Lange

State University of New York

Sign up for the Families Game on