General Facility Guidelines

In order to maintain an atmosphere that is conducive to testing, ensures our clients’ confidentiality, and maintains our study validity, the following guidelines should be adhered to when coming to one of our facilities or participating in off-site testing for Curion. Additional rules may apply depending on the facility or test.

  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled time. All studies are scheduled at set intervals to ensure that all respondents are attended to in a timely manner.
  • Notify us as soon as possible if you are running late, need to cancel or reschedule.
  • Only scheduled panelists are allowed on the premises during testing. No guests will be permitted in the facility.
  • Please refrain from bringing children into any part of the facility unless they are participating in a study. This is to ensure the safety and well-being of your children.
  • Please make sure to silence/turn off all electronic devices while participating in a study.
  • Please do not discuss the products you are testing. All product information is strictly confidential. Curion values the opinion of all respondents and does not wish to see that opinion unduly biased by the opinion of others. Discussion with other respondents during testing could result in dismissal from the study.
  • Please be aware that our facility is often under observation by our clients. You may be videotaped or recorded at any time when participating in a study with Curion.
  • To ensure that we maintain the integrity of our environment for flavor or fragrance evaluations, please, do not wear any fragrance to a study (including fragrance gels, lotions, hairsprays, etc.) because it can interfere with evaluations.
  • If you are participating in a flavor or fragrance evaluation, please refrain from the following activities for at least one hour before your appointment:
    • Smoking
    • Eating garlic, onions or other fragrant foods
    • Drinking coffee
    • Chewing gum/mints