Students enrolled in various psychology courses may participate as research participants for extra credit (see your course instructor for details). If you are enrolled in Psychology 104, please see this page for requirements for that course.
How do I set up an account? Go to
. Choose request an account (link on lower left hand corner of page). Your user
ID will be your HSU provided email address (e.g., the pool administrator's is
After you complete your login, your username and password will be emailed to
you. (Note: if you don't know your HSU email or want emails sent to a different
address see below). Be sure to indicate the correct course number when you
How do I set up an account?
Go to http://hsupool.sona-systems.com . Choose request an account (link on lower left hand corner of page). Your user ID will be your HSU provided email address (e.g., the pool administrator's is email@example.com). After you complete your login, your username and password will be emailed to you. (Note: if you don't know your HSU email or want emails sent to a different address see below). Be sure to indicate the correct course number when you sign up.
What if I don't know my HSU email address? Can I change my preferred email address?
Every student has an assigned email address, even if you never use your HSU email. If you do not know your HSU email, go to http://www.humboldt.edu/its/email. This page gives gives information on activating or changing email preferences. Failure to do so may prevent you from earning credit for your participation.
Where do I find research studies to participate in?
How do I sign up?
How do I sign up?
Login to the system. Choose Experiment sign up. This page lists all current studies and time slots available. From here you can sign up for studies. Most will not begin until the third week of class so please be patient.
What if I can't make it to my appointment?
You must cancel your appointment within 24 hours of your scheduled time. You must cancel through the online scheduling system (choose My Schedule link). Contacting the researcher directly does not qualify as cancellation. If you do not cancel, you will be noted as a "no show." Students with two no shows will have their participation privileges terminated.
What if I show up and the researcher does not
First, be sure to check that you went to the correct location at the right time, etc. Be sure to wait at least 15 minutes past your scheduled time. Keep in mind that if you are late, the researcher may leave (this counts as you not showing up).
you believe the researcher failed to show up, you should immediately a) email
the researcher and b) email the participation pool coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You will receive credit once the researcher verifies that s/he failed to show
How can I be sure I received credit for participating?
After login, go to my schedule and credits. Please note that it may take up to 48 hours for you to receive credit for participation. If you participated and did not receive credit, contact the researcher and the pool administrator (email@example.com). You will need to provide information about the time and date of your participation.
How does my instructor know I participated?
Your instructor has an account on the system and can access reports of all participation.
A few more points
every student waits until the last few weeks of school to fill participate, there will not be enough space for everyone.
Many researchers have limited time and/or only need a certain number of students
to participate. That means if you wait until the last minute you may not be accommodated.
You may be enrolled in other courses where you can receive extra credit for participation in research. You cannot count participation in one study for multiple courses. However, you may select all of the courses for which you are enrolled when you create your account. To add or change courses after creating your account choose "my profile."
You must be 18 or older to participate in research. If you are under 18, your instructor will provide an alternative assignment.
All research adheres to the Ethical Principles of the American Psychological Association and the web-based system is HIPAA compliant. If you have problems or complaints, you should contact the participant pool coordinator, Chris Aberson (firstname.lastname@example.org, 707-826-3670), the department chair, Brent Duncan (email@example.com, 707-826-5261), or the Chair of the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research, Thomas "TK" Koesterer (Thomas.Koesterer@humboldt.edu, x 5967)