We are seeking members of the community to participate in a study to explore the factors influencing buyer decision making in darknet marketplaces. Darknet marketplaces are online peer driven sites which enable the trading of illicit items such as drugs, identity credentials, and weapons.

If you are over the age of 18 and are fluent in English, you are eligible to participate.

Participation involves attending an in-person study where you will be asked to fill out a brief background survey, complete a buying task within a simulated darknet marketplace, and participate in an interview exploring your hypothetical purchasing decision.

To participate in the study, please use the link to read our research project information sheet and consent.

Once completed, please click the link to select a preferred date and time to participate in the study (this will be anonymous):


For every participant who completes the study we will donate $15 to a chosen charity at the end of the participant collection period.

For any queries, please contact Professor Paul Salmon by email.


This study has been approved by the University of the Sunshine Coast Human Research Ethics Committee (approval number S221716)

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