Sign Up for Studies



We welcome students, Harvard affiliates, and members of the community to participate in studies. Studies are available for compensation throughout the year. Each semester, students enrolled in specific Psychology courses may be asked to participate in studies to earn Study Pool credits that count towards their grades.

To create a Study Pool account:

Note: The study Web site works best if you use any popular web browser that is less than 2 years old, like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome.

Go to the study Web site at and click “Request an account here.” Enter your legal first and last names, your e-mail address and a User ID that you will use to log in.

  • If you are a student taking a Harvard course that gives credit for study participation, select that course from the drop-down list.
  • Everyone else should select "Participating for Pay."

After you create your account, you will receive an e-mail confirmation that includes your user ID, a password, and your unique Identity Code which is a 5 or 6 digit number assigned to you. Write down your Identity Code and take it to study appointments and enter it when you participate in online studies.

If you are under 18 years of age, you must get written consent from your parents or a guardian before you participate in studies. Print a copy of the Parental Consent Form (pdf) and follow the instructions on the form to return it to the Study Pool Coordinator.

The first time you log into your account you will be asked to complete a short screening survey. You may decline to answer questions on the survey, but we encourage you to answer the questions honestly. Your responses may make you eligible to participate in additional studies.

Students: Please read
Questions and Answers for Students.

Click HERE to create a Study Pool account.

When you sign up for a study, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with the date, time, and location of your study, and contact information for the researchers. Print this information and bring it to each study appointments.

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