PALS Divisional Subject Pool
Participating in studies
In order to recruit participants to
take part in paid psychological research, the UCL Division of Psychology
and Language Sciences operates an online subject pool. Researchers from
the many diverse areas represented in Division post their experiments on this
site for participants to browse. Once they have found a study that
interests them, participants can sign up for a suitable timeslot.
Creating a Participant Account
If you are interested in earning money in your free time and helping to
further current knowledge about the functioning of the human brain, all
you need to do is go online and sign up as a participant. You will then have
access to a database of available experiments, including details of what you
will be required to do, how long for, and how much you will earn.
You can request a participant account by visiting http://uclpsychology.sona-systems.com. You must read the rules carefully before signing up to the Subject Pool. Once you receive your password, please login to your account and complete the Pre-screen Survey. We ask that you register online and complete the Pre-screen Survey as soon as possible. After you have your account details, you can log in at any time and sign up to experiments posted on the site.
The Divisional Subject Pool advertises a range of studies examining topics such as decision making, attention, memory, emotion perception, and cognitive processes. You may be asked to complete a variety of activities during a test session, for instance:
- Filling in questionnaires
- Watching videos
- Listening to music
- Participating in interviews
- Completing computer-based tasks and games
The Subject Pool is covered by the Data Protection Act and all experiments have UCL Ethics Committee approval, such that all data collected is confidential and you are free to stop participating at any time in an experiment without explanation.
Subject Pool Contact Information
If you have any questions, please contact Filip Gesiarz, the Subject Pool Demonstrator at email@example.com.