Psychology Volunteer Register
The School of Pscyhology operates a Participant Volunteer Register. This enables individuals from the general public and the broad university student and staff population to participate in research projects carried out by staff and research students in the school.
Research projects offer a range of participation incentives including cash as travel reimbursements, store gift vouchers, entry to prize draws, or access to educational services.
Research studies for the Psychology Participant Volunteer Register are advertised in an online system called the SONA Experiment Management System (or Sona System).
SONA is a web-based system that facilitates the scheduling and management of University-based research studies. SONA is used to book laboratory sessions, administer on-line surveys, and check participant eligibility to participate in studies. SONA saves time for participants by allowing them to check their eligibility to participate in a variety of studies and book available time slots that suit them without having to wait for researchers to confirm eligibility and research sessions. SONA protects every participant's confidentiality by ensuring that participants are not identifiable to researchers, that is, researchers are not in a position to link the information participants decide to disclose within SONA to your identity.
To see the list of research projects currently carried out in the school by staff and research students you will need to register with the Participant Volunteer Register by creating a SONA account. This takes a few seconds and will give you immediate and permanent access to the SONA system until you decide to unsubscribe. Click on the appropriate links below.
To register with the Psychology Participant Volunteer Register and have access to the SONA system listing all the current research projects, you will need to create a SONA account. This takes a few seconds and will give you immediate and permanent access to the SONA system until you decide to unsubscribe. Click on the 'Want to Register with the Volunteer Register?' link above.
If you already have a Volunteer Register SONA account and want to sign-up to psychology research projects open to the Psychology Participant Volunteer Register, click on the Want to Access SONA link below.
Want to Access SONA?
If you want to log-in to SONA system, Click Here. You will need to be registered with the Volunteer Register (see above for more information).