Psychology faculty members, postdoctoral fellows/trainees, and graduate students are eligible to use the Paid Research System. The Paid Research System can be used to facilitate participants to sign up for funded research studies. Payment procedures will depend on what is outlined in the approved IRB protocol. The system does NOT handle any aspect of paying participants or the record-keeping that may be required about such payment. The Paid Research System uses the SONA platform like the Course Credit Pool, but the two recruitment systems are completely separate (i.e., there are separate links to log in, and a separate group of participants are registered in each system, although some may be registered in both). The Paid research participants consist of community members and students who will be financially compensated for their participation. Note that paid research studies are NOT required or offered as a part of any psychology courses.
More Information for Researchers
Rights and Responsibilities for Researchers
Describes the rights and responsibilities you have as a researcher using the Paid Research System
Instructions for Conducting Research using the Paid Research System
Detailed instructions on what you need to do in order to conduct research using the Paid Research System
FAQ for Researchers using the Paid Research System
Answers to frequently asked questions about conducting research using the Paid Research System
Paid System Forms
You can submit a request to activate a study for the Paid Research System by completing this form. See the instructions and FAQ available from the Paid Research System page for more details.
Use the Paid Research System to post timeslots and manage your paid study. If you do not have a researcher account for the Paid SONA, it will be created once you submit the Paid Study Activation Form (see above) and provide necessary documents.