There are many psychology research studies currently being conducted at the University of Idaho, and many of these welcome students as research participants. For more information about current studies and for information on how to sign up to participate, please see the information below.
Signing Up for Experiments
- There are usually several experiments running at any given time.
- These experiments can be run by either students participating in a research methods class or by faculty members. You can read more about your participant rights below.
- Experiment sign-ups are now online. You will use the first portion of your email to login and your password will be emailed to you if you are eligible to participate.
- If you forgot password, click on the Forgot Password? option on the Sona Systems main page.
- Each experiment has details of time, place, and approximate length on the sign-up page. Make sure to write down all information when signing up.
- Most psychology classes will offer extra credit for participating in these experiments.
If you are unable to participate after signing up, make sure to heed the deadlines for the experiment and send appropriate notice to the researcher involved.
The department administrative assistant does not
have any information on experiments, so please do not contact him for this information.
As a human subject participating in a study, you are protected by three universally accepted principles behind the conduct of such research. These are respect for persons, beneficence, and justice. Thus, you have various rights which include being informed about:
- the nature of the study meaning the purpose, the methods, the data which will be collected, and the level of risk involved;
- the time commitment and any compensation;
- your participation being voluntary;
- what to do should something occur unexpectedly (known as an adverse event), and;
- who the investigators are and how to contact them.
You have a right to request restrictions on certain uses and disclosures of your protected health information. Your institution has a right to deny this request in accordance with 45 CFR 164.522(a).
You have a right to receive confidential communications of your protected health information as provided by 45 CFR 164.524.
You have a right to amend your protected health information as provided by 45 CFR 164.526.
You have a right to receive an accounting of disclosures of your protected health information as provided by 45 CFR 164.528.