The Sona Experiment Management System is used for the scheduling and management of human subject pools and the studies they participate in. Participants, researchers, principal investigators, and instructors all use the system for their respective purposes. As a researcher, you can set up your studies in the system, schedule sessions (timeslots), and grant or revoke credit after the session. All of this is handled through a web-based interface that you can access at any time, from any web browser. The site is located at


The system has been configured by the Site Administrator, as per department policy related to research participation. It should be noted that the documentation herein may refer to features that are not enabled on your system. Contact the Site Administrator, whose contact information appears at the bottom of every page on the system, for more information.  If you are a researcher, click on the Researcher Tutorial below for step by step instructions.

Researcher Tutorial

Also researchers, below please find the Spring 2013 form to request the use of the Psychology Participant Pool.

Participant Pool Request Form

The Psychology Research Participation System provides an easy method for you to sign up for studies and track your progress through the term. Everything is done through the software’s web-based interface. You can access the system at any time, from any web-enabled computer, with a standard web browser. The site is located at  If you are a participant in a research experiment, click on the Participant Tutorial below for step by step instructions.

Participant Tutorial

In the document below, please find information regarding the participant pool timeline for Fall 2013 including start date for prescreening, extra credit deadline, etc.  The file also contains instructions on steps to renew a study from a previous term or file for approval of a new study.

Fall 2013 Information