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Research Studies



Fall 2018 Study Board
Opens:  January 22, 2018
Closes:  May 4, 2018 



Participating in Research Studies

In order to be eligible for participation in the research studies you must be at least 18 years old. If you are not 18 years old, then you must contact the Study Board Administrator for research participation options.

Getting Started:
Information about Study Board accounts is available at the link below.

Students may view available studies, sign-up for a session in a study, cancel study session, and/or manage account information by accessing the log-on page and following the appropriate links.

The first time a student logs-on to the Study Board, she is required to complete two forms. The first form provides information about students' rights in research participation. All students must acknowledge this form. The second form collects individual information from each student. The answers to this form determine the eligibility for participation in certain studies (for example, some studies only want male participants).

Finding a Study:
All available studies are listed on the Study Board. The list of available studies is one of the options available after logging-in. The list of studies can change daily as new studies and new timeslots become available. To sign-up, simply choose a study and view available timeslots. When you find a timeslot that fits your schedule, click the timeslot to register for the study.

When a student schedules a research session, an email will be sent to the student with the name, time, date, and location of the study. Each study varies in the amount of research credit awarded. The research credits are posted to the student's account after the session by the researcher. The research credits are automatically reported to the instructor at the end of the semester.

No-show Policy:
If a student does not show-up for a scheduled session or if the student is late for the session without notifying the researcher, a "no-show" will result be counted. There is a limit of two (2) "no-shows". When a student accrues two (2) "no-shows", the student will immediately be excluded from further participation for the remainder of the semester and immediate cancellation of any other sessions scheduled via the Study Board.

Students who only participate in Study Board research for extra credit (i.e., non-PSY 100 students) will be excluded from further participation on the first instance of failing to appear. Excluded students may still obtain research credits via the alternative assignments.

If a student is classified as a no-show, the student may appeal this classification within 24 hours of the incident by submitting, via email, a written statement outlining the reason(s) for this behavior to the Study Board Administrator. The no-show classification will be rescinded if the student can provide documented evidence for missing the scheduled session and failure to notify the researcher.

Other Important Information:
Students may cancel a session by going to Study Board (the same link that was used to schedule the session) and clicking the link to cancel the session. Alternatively, the student can call the researcher. Students must cancel a scheduled session at least 24 hours in advance. If there are any problems in meeting a scheduled session, the student must also notify the researcher of this at least 2 hours in advance of session. The contact information for the researcher is listed with the information for each study. Failure to cancel a session or notify the researcher will result in a no-show. If there is ever a problem with attending a research session, the researcher should always be notified as soon as possible.

If a researcher fails to attend a session, if you believe a researcher has treated you unfairly, or if you have concerns about any aspect of research participation, you should contact the Study Board Administrator as soon as possible.

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