RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS GROUP (RPG) INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
Welcome to the Research Participants Group (RPG) website. This site contains important information and resources regarding the human subject pool for psychological research at UB. If you have any questions about the RPG policies and procedures, please contact the RPG Coordinator.
RPG Coordinator: Jennifer Valenti
Office: 306 Park Hall
Information for Researchers
Researchers who wish to use the psychology subject pool must be familiar with all RPG policies and procedures before they run experiments.
Researchers are given a Sona-Systems account to manage their studies. The website is located at: buffalo.sona-systems.com
Below is important information pertaining to studies conducted through the RPG (click on the links to access the PDF files).
Sona-Systems Instructions for Researchers – This document provides instructions on how to set up experiments and online surveys, recruit participants, assign credit, etc. It tells you everything you need to know to use the Sona-Systems website.
Pre-Screening Information and Instructions– This document provides instructions on how to submit pre-screening questions, recruit participants based on survey responses, and view/download data.
RPG Credit Policies and Procedures – This document outlines important RPG policies and procedures regarding participant credits (e.g., when you should vs. should not assign credit, how much credit to assign, etc.).