Psychology Department Research Pool Information Page—Researchers

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 4:30 pm 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, follow the procedure based on your category below:
    • Faculty: Request an account (email the research pool director; address below).
    • Student researchers: Complete the pool policy quiz available here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHN6OVBEdGtMQUZzT011RzUyNU5mb3c6MQ#gid=0
      •  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. (You may need to log out of your current calendar before you can access one of the lab calendars.)
  • Enter the user name for the lab you want to reserve.
  • Enter the correct password.
  • Click "Sign in."
  • 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.
Rooms:
  • JH 105 is a shared research space, and is also an ePrime computer lab with four computers. Please direct participants to wait in the Jones Hall lobby and post a sign there instructing them to wait quietly for their experimenter to come and get them. Include these instructions in the Sona system when you set up the experiment. Please do not direct students to gather in the hall outside JH 105. NOTE: There are two lobbies on the first floor of Jones Hall, make sure you direct students to the correct lobby.
  • For JH 105 the user name is "jh105lab" and the password is "jh105labpass"
  • JH 238 and JH 240 are the observation lab. The rooms may be reserved independently. If you need access to the control room during an observation study (or privacy in 238 during a study) be sure to reserve both. Please direct participants to wait in the Jones Hall lobby and post a sign there instructing them to wait quietly for their experimenter to come and get them. Include these instructions in the Sona system when you set up the experiment. Please do not direct students to gather in the hall outside JH 238 or 240. NOTE: There are two lobbies on the first floor of Jones Hall, make sure you direct students to the correct lobby.
  • JH 238 is the observation room itself. The user name is "jh238lab" and the password is "jh238labpass2"
  • JH 240 is the control room. The user name is "jh240lab" and the password is "jh240labpass2"
  • NOTE: These calendars are linked so that you see both calendars at the same time, but you can only reserve on one calendar at a time.
  • NOTE: You will need to submit the lab access form for students to put your ID in the door prior to reserving the room: Lab_Access_Students_Rev2019.doc
  • JH 307 is an ePrime computer lab. Please direct participants to wait in the Jones Hall lobby and post a sign there instructing them to wait quietly for their experimenter to come and get them. Include these instructions in the Sona system when you set up the experiment. Please do not direct students to gather in the hall outside JH 307. NOTE: There are two lobbies on the first floor of Jones Hall, make sure you direct students to the correct lobby.
  • For JH 307 the user name is "jh307lab" and the password is "jh307labpass"
  • JH 350 is a small lab for single-participant testing. Please direct participants to wait in the Jones Hall lobby and post a sign there instructing them to wait quietly for their experimenter to come and get them. Include these instructions in the Sona system when you set up the experiment. Please do not direct students to gather in the hall outside JH 350. NOTE: There are two lobbies on the first floor of Jones Hall, make sure you direct students to the correct lobby.
  • For JH 350 the user name is "jh350lab" and the password is "jh350labpass"
  • AMG 117 has three small rooms with specialized equipment that can be reserved (the large outer room cannot be reserved). Please tell participants to wait quietly in the outer room as research may be going on in the smaller rooms.
  • For AMG 117 A the user name is "amg117alab" and the password is "amg117alabpass"
  • For AMG 117 B the user name is "amg117blab" and the password is "amg117blabpass"
  • For AMG 117 C the user name is "amg117clab" and the password is "amg117clabpass"
  • NOTE: You will need to submit the lab access form for students to put your ID in the door prior to reserving the room: Lab_Access_Students_Rev2019.doc
  • AMG 217 D EEG lab. Please tell participants to wait quietly in the outer room as research may be going on in the smaller rooms.
  • For AMG 217 D the user name is "amg217dlab" and the password is "amg217dlabpass"
  • NOTE: You will need to submit the lab access form for students to put your ID in the door prior to reserving the room: Lab_Access_Students_Rev2019.doc
  • The department has other equipment available that can be reserved. You will need to speak to the people who maintain that equipment for access.

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