Research Participation

Human research studies in the Psychology department are scheduled using an online system called Sona Systems.
All students enrolled in PSY 100 are required to participate in research studies or complete equivalent non-research activities.

Information for Students Enrolled in PSY 100

You will receive an email with your login ID and password for the system by the 2nd or 3rd week of the semester. Until then, you will not be able to access the system, and no studies will be posted.

Click here for General information about the research participation pool.
Click here for more detailed information about your rights and responsibilities using the research pool.

If you have questions, you can ask your PSY 100 instructor or email

Information for Researchers

Research studies listed in Sona must be first approved by SCSU's Institutional Review Board (IRB), and must have a SCSU faculty member listed as the principal investigator.

Click here for rules and guidelines for conducting research through the research pool.
Click here for the Research Participant Pool Request Form.

If you have questions, you can contact Dr. Dina Moore, the Research Participation coordinator, at