The world's most innovative researchers use Recollective

Recollective is an online research platform for developing insights communities and conducting qualitative research studies.

Powerful and flexible, Recollective is developed in collaboration with the world's most innovative organizations to meet their sophisticated and advancing research needs.

Intuitive enough for anyone to use, whether on the agency or client-side, for projects and communities of any duration and size.

Our experienced and responsive services team works closely with all partners to ensure complete satisfaction and success.

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Brand a dedicated site for your agency or client   2/25
Customize the site colors and graphics   3/25
Launch unlimited studies in a single site   4/25
Outline a sequence of scheduled activities   5/25
Deploy globally with true multilingual support   6/25
Use a diverse set of task types   7/25
Sequence those tasks and track responses   8/25
Create a customizable, mobile-ready Study Home page   9/25
Collect video, photos, image reviews and more   10/25
Build a sense of community in discussions   11/25
Foster conversations and offer support   12/25
Browse summary streams and visual overviews   13/25
Boost engagement through gamification   14/25
Highlight, save and codify text snippets   15/25
Filter, analyze and export all data collected   16/25
Easily add, invite or import participants   17/25
Broadcast emails to invite or update participants   18/25
Qualify applicants with screening questions   19/25
Automatically enforce segment quotas for a study   20/25
Track active, invited and screened participants   21/25
Review comprehensive participant profiles   22/25
Monitor and audit all participant actions   23/25
Run rich reports and generate transcripts   24/25
Centrally manage panelists, segments, admins and settings   25/25

A Complete Research Platform

All the components needed to make your online research study or insight community a success

Recruit from anywhere
Bulk import from spreadsheets, invite by email or embed a registration link anywhere online. Integrations with panels supported too.

Recruiting & Onboarding

Built-in Screening
Program and host screening questions and balance against custom quotas with the Inflows tool.
The research engine
A suite of qual and quant tools are included to build activity-based studies that engage participants in insights communities.

Research Design & Execution

Flexible research design
Unlimited segments and advanced programming make it easy to create online diaries, ethnographic and mobile studies, concept testing and more.
Easily browse & save data
Review activity streams, search word clouds, browse media galleries and then save and codify insightful excerpts.

Analysis & Reporting

Rich reports & transcripts
Track participation, completion rates, and leaderboards. Export complete, media-rich reports and transcripts.
Customizable points, levels and badges to recognize and reward valued contributors with leaderboards to stimulate friendly competition.

Recognition & Rewards

Increased engagement
Recollective is intuitive and fun for participants, leading to high completion rates and detailed responses.

How It Works

Recollective is designed to allow researchers to quickly configure a site, onboard participants, ask probing questions and then summarize all findings.

  • 1
    Setup a Site
    Pick a domain and we establish your site in a day. Training is included and ensures you and your team will have a quick and confident start.
  • 2
    Define Activities
    Enter a discussion guide as a sequence of Activities made of up of Tasks. Discussion topics can also be initiated.
  • 3
    Screen and Balance
    Participants can be screened and segmented automatically or bulk-imported before or during a study. Involve clients and moderators as well.
  • 4
    Engage and Probe
    Socialize responses for comments, open discussions and probe for more specifics. Quickly save and codify verbatim excerpts directly within your browser.
  • 5
    Analyze and Report Findings
    Generate reports and charts at any time. Filter by segment, date, activity and participant to get straight to the information you need.

All-Inclusive Pricing

Recollective pricing begins at just $500 and is tiered based on the duration of a site and the number of participants. It supports studies as small as three days and 10 participants to annual, ongoing sites with thousands of participants.

Each site can contain unlimited studies, activities and discussions. Training and implementation support are included along with access by unlimited administrators and clients. All languages and most new features are included at no additional cost, with only a few premium security options and Real-time chat priced separately.


Recollective simplifies the process of getting rich and insightful data from any group of people. Studies can be setup as short pop-up communities lasting just 3 days or a week, through to longer term and ongoing insight communities spanning months or years. Click the links below to read about past studies.

Benefits of using Recollective

When compared to traditional qualitative research methods and even other online research technologies, Recollective can yield greater insights with less effort and cost.

Better Data Quality
  • Collect well-considered, in-depth responses
  • Peer interaction yields more insights
  • Easier access to representative audience
  • More accurate "in the moment" responses
Stronger Engagement
  • Highly intuitive and usable design
  • Full access from any device at anytime
  • Familiar social networking experience
  • Completion rates often exceed 85%
Faster Results
  • Setup and deploy a study in a day
  • Monitor, probe and report in real-time
  • Instant feedback from the community
  • Rapid reporting and instant transcription
More Cost Effective
  • Eliminate or reduce recruiting costs
  • Reuse past studies and activities
  • Reduce time to moderate and analyze
  • Inexpensive to scale and extend studies
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Recollective Features

Recollective yields impressive participation rates due to its innovative features and advances in participant engagement. The platform is constantly evolved in response to researcher needs.

Activity-Based Workflow

Structure questions and responses to effectively guide and engage participants.

Full Mobile Access

Participate and administer a study from any device of any screen size without limitation.

Screening and Balancing

Bulk upload or directly recruit and screen participants while balancing desired segments.


Increase participation rates with point-based rewards, achievement levels and leaderboards.


Collect responses as text, images, videos, files, image markup, card sorting and more.


Control how response are shared to limit bias while still encouraging valuable peer feedback.

Analysis and Reporting

Analyze and export data with our unique excerpting tool, word clouds, heat maps, charts and more.

Backroom Collaboration

Collaborate with fellow moderators and clients in the same study with full access control.


Add logos, backgrounds and colours with ease for a consistent brand experience.

Flexible Duration

Engage participants for a short, one-time study or keep them on for various studies over time.

Professional Support

Training and support included to ensure you design and implement the best studies possible.

True Multilingual Support

Set up studies in multiple languages simultaneously, going beyond just a translated interface.

About Us

Ramius Corporation, the developer of Recollective, is a software company focused on the development of cloud-based social software for engagement and research. Since our inception in 1998, we have developed online community systems and social networking platforms for millions of consumers and hundreds of enterprises including SAP, NASA, Honeywell, Kaiser Permanente, Ciena, Sony, Nikon, Dreamworks, and the World Bank. Ramius is a privately-held Canadian company based in the Ottawa region.

Ramius partners with the world's most innovative and visionary market researchers to advance Recollective as the leading online community-based qualitative research platform on which people can be engaged for the purpose of identifying new insights to inform decision making.