Research Participation Program

Research   Research Participation Program

The research participation program in JCU allows researchers to collect data for their research and provides students enrolled in psychology undergraduate core subjects (i.e., PY1101, PY1102, PY2103, and PY2107) the opportunity to participate in research.

JCU uses the SONA system to manage the research participation program. The system can be accessed here. Posters of research studies can be found here. All students of James Cook University Singapore are welcome to participate. Participants that are not eligible for credit points, would get a token of appreciation for participating, from the researchers.

For more information on the research participation program or SONA, please contact:

Neesha Shinde

For Participants

A guide for using the SONA system as a participant can be downloaded here

Participants are eligible for a fixed number of credits depending on the subject(s) enrolled:

Module Credit Eligibility
PY1101 20 credits (5% of subject grade)
PY1102 20 credits (5% of subject grade)
PY2103 12 credits (3% of subject grade)
PY2107 12 credits (3% of subject grade)

JCU makes a distinction between online studies and on-site studies (i.e., studies conducted in a laboratory or classroom), and credits are awarded accordingly:

Type of Study Credit Calculation
Online study 1 credit / 15 minutes of participation
On-site study 2 credits / 15 minutes of participation

For Researchers

The orientation schedules for the SONA system and Qualtrics can be found below. Interested researchers are encouraged to attend the orientations (no RSVP required).

In addition to the SONA system, JCU has purchased licenses from Qualtrics (to collect survey data online) and Inquisit (to collect reaction time data online).

Researchers who wish to use either of the aforementioned systems should email the following documents to the SONA administrator, and cc their supervisor and the relevant Lab Manager (if applicable). Prior to application, permission for the usage of lab should be granted by the relevant Lab Manager  . Approval should take no more than one working day.

No. Documents Comments
1 Research Participation Program Download form here
2 Poster Download template here
3 Ethics approval letter Obtained from Ethics Committee
4 Information sheet Same forms used in ethics application
5 Informed consent form (if any) Same forms used in ethics application

Relevant Guides
Guide to Using Qualtrics for Data Collection
Guide to Integrating Qualtrics with the SONA system
Guide to using Inquisit for Data Collection
Guide to Classrooms and Research Labs