Psychology Department Research Pool Information Page—Researchers

Students - looking for the research participation page for students? 

     Please follow this link:  https://www.mtsu.edu/psychology/docs/ResearchPage.php

Pool Policies
Policies:
  • The last day to participate in research is the Monday of the last full week of the semester. All studies will end by 11:59 pm (central time zone) on that day.
  • ALL researchers MUST abide by the detailed policy posted below. It is your responsibility to read the policy and pay attention to the rules. Research supervisors are responsible for maintaining student and research assistant compliance with the policy.
  • To have Qualtrics online studies automatically grant credit, use the Qualtrics job aid.
  • To get an account on SONA, follow the procedure based on your category below:
    • Faculty: Request an account (email the research pool director; address below).
    • Student researchers: Please read the detailed MTSU Research Pool Policy, then complete the pool policy quiz available here: https://mtsupsychology.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bftzkk8U8MDfs2h 
      •  The quiz will automatically be emailed to the faculty supervisor.
      •  The faculty supervisor will forward the quiz to the research pool director.
      •  If the student wants access in a later semester, they may email the research pool director and indicate that they have a quiz on file.
  • Visit http://www.mtsu.edu/irb/ for IRB forms and instructions.
    • The IRB form requires sign-up information (to approve the language you will use to solicit participants). Please include the following information with your IRB application:
      • Project title (the same title you will use in Sona; it does not have to be the same as the title used for the IRB form itself).
      • Brief abstract (a sentence or two describing the project for the experiments list). (NOTE: The system labels this as optional, but MTSU policy requires a brief abstract.)
      • Detailed description (a full description, including risks and benefits, that will enable students to make an informed choice about signing up).
    • Once you have IRB approval for the sign-up language, you can copy that information into the experiment description used by the system.
Actions:
The research pool server is located at: http://mtsu.sona-systems.com/
Download the detailed MTSU Research Pool Policy
For problems or questions, contact the research pool director at Research.Pool@mtsu.edu
 
Reserving rooms:
Room reservation customs are available here. Faculty should be sure that students have reviewed these customs.
 
For lab reservations, follow these steps:
  • Go to the Google calendar page for the lab you want to reserve by logging in as the lab (the username and password are listed with each lab). (You may need to log out of your current calendar before you can access one of the lab calendars.)
  • To reserve rooms, highlight the time on the appropriate date and enter your event. Please include contact information on your event, including name, email, and phone.
  • Be careful not to remove, or overlap with, other people's events.
  • To get access to the room you want, complete the <access process> and send it to <access contact>. Faculty should submit access forms for students.
Rooms:
  • ACB 309 is a 24-person group testing room. It has <equipment>. Please instruct participants to wait for research in this room in <location>. <This room has the following restrictions...>
  • For ACB 309 the user name is "ACB309Lab" and the password is "ACB309labpass"
  • ACB 320 is a 10-person group testing room. It has <equipment>. Please instruct participants to wait for research in this room in <location>. <This room has the following restrictions...>
  • For ACB 320 the user name is "ACB320Lab" and the password is "ACB320labpass"
  • ACB 321 is a 2-person testing room. It has <equipment>. Please instruct participants to wait for research in this room in <location>. <This room has the following restrictions...>
  • For ACB 321 the user name is "ACB321Lab" and the password is "ACB321labpass"
  • ACB 324 is a 10-person group testing room. It has <equipment>. Please instruct participants to wait for research in this room in <location>. <This room has the following restrictions...>
  • For ACB 324 the user name is "ACB324Lab" and the password is "ACB324labpass"
  • ACB 327 is a 2-person testing room. It has <equipment>. Please instruct participants to wait for research in this room in <location>. <This room has the following restrictions...>
  • For ACB 327 the user name is "ACB327Lab" and the password is "ACB327labpass"
  • ACB 329 is a 2-person testing room. It has <equipment>. Please instruct participants to wait for research in this room in <location>. <This room has the following restrictions...>
  • For ACB 329 the user name is "ACB329Lab" and the password is "ACB329labpass"
  • ACB 372 is a 2-person testing room. It has <equipment>. Please instruct participants to wait for research in this room in <location>. <This room has the following restrictions...>
  • For ACB 372 the user name is "ACB372Lab" and the password is "ACB372labpass"
  • ACB 382 is a 10-person group testing room. It has <equipment>. Please instruct participants to wait for research in this room in <location>. <This room has the following restrictions...>
  • For ACB 382 the user name is "ACB382Lab" and the password is "ACB382labpass"

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