Sign Up for Studies
We welcome students, Harvard affiliates, and members of the community to participate in studies by creating a Study Pool account and then signing up for 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 credits.
When you create a Study Pool account, you will be asked to enter your legal first and last name, a user ID that you create, and your email address.
After you create your account, you will receive an email confirmation that contains your user ID, a password, and your Identity Code (a 5 or 6 digit number) that is assigned to you. You need to take your identity code to your study appointments and enter it if you participate in online studies.
When you log into your account for the first time, you should also click "My Profile" and change your PASSWORD to something you can easily remember.
If you are under 18 years of age and want to participate in studies, you must ask your parents or guardian to give written consent. Please print a copy of the Parental Consent Form (pdf) and follow the instructions on the form to return it to the Study Pool Coordinator.
Students: Please read this FIRST - Questions and Answers for Students.
2. Sign up for Studies.
You should bookmark the Sign Up site at https://husp.sona-systems.com/ so you can log in and sign up for studies.
You may be asked if you want to complete the Prescreening Survey. The survey is optional, but we hope that everyone over the age of 18 will complete it. Students can earn 0.5 Study Pool credits for completing the survey during the first four weeks of classes, and everyone who completes it may be eligible for additional studies.
Click "Studies" to see a list of available studies. When you find a study that interests you, read the eligibility requirements carefully to make sure you meet them before you sign up.
When you sign up, you will receive an email 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. You need to know the name of the study and your identity code. Most studies take place in William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street in Cambridge, but there are other study locations..
Note: Allow extra time for travel in case of traffic, weather, or unusual circumstances, and plan to arrive early at your study appointment. Also, as the elevators in William James Hall are frequently in use, it often takes several minutes to arrive at the upper floors where your study is located. The researcher is under no obligation to pay or award credit to you if you are late to your appointment.
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