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What exactly is required?

What is the requirement?

You need to earn six credits by participating in approximately six hours of research (or submit brief
papers). This usually means participating in six studies during the quarter, although some studies may offer more than one credit (if they take more than an hour of your time). You have until 5 pm on Thursday, June 5 to participate in studies and/or write papers.

Where do I begin?

The first of your credits can be obtained by completing an on-line background questionnaire which will be used by some of the researchers. This departmental prescreening questionnaire begins with "DSUR__." Even if you have taken a departmental prescreening questionnaire in a previous quarter, you may still take it for credit. 

What happens if the requirement is not met?  

If you have not earned the six required credits by the end of the last day of class, you will receive an Incomplete for the course. If the incomplete is not made up within three registered quarters, it will automatically be changed to an F. So please do everything in your power to complete the requirement before the last day of class. If you receive an incomplete please email the subject pool coordinator once you complete the requirement to release your grade.

How do I participate in experiments?

 To begin participating in experiments please go to and login. Your UserID should be the last 6 digits of your student ID. If you have not logged into the Sona system before, or if you do not know your password, click on "Forgot your password? Click here to retrieve it!" and the system will send you instructions on how to obtain your password.  If you have trouble logging in, please read the FAQ.