Researchers must apply to receive approval to use the UCLA Psychology Department Subject Pool by submitting an application and a copy of your IRB and/or Office of Human Research Protection Program (OHRPP) approval to the Chair of the Subject Pool Committee, Dr. Ladan Shams. Please note that a separate application needs to be submitted for each study you plan to run (even if they all fall under the umbrella of one larger study). Please note that current applications are valid from Fall 2023-Summer 2024 only. All experiment data is deleted from the SONA system at the end of each Summer, and new applications are required to run studies in each new academic year.
Subject Pool Applications can take 5-7 business days to process.
Do not post your study on Sona before receiving approvalfor your application, otherwise the study will be deleted.
Once logged on, post your experiment to recruit participants from the subject pool, schedule appointment times, and assign credits to participants. Note that compensation to participants is restricted to course credit only. Participants may not receive monetary compensation for their involvement in the Psychology Subject Pool.