For Participants


When you participate in a research study, please be sure to collect a receipt.  Retain this receipt until the end of the term.  The receipt is proof that you have participated in the research study and will be used to resolve any discrepancies in research credits you have earned.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

What is my user ID?

Your user ID is the same as your Net ID.  “Net ID” which composes your unique Iowa State email address (e.g., “”; User ID = joesmith).

Did you lose or forget your password?

If you have forgotten or do not have your password, then you may choose to have your password emailed to you. You will see an option on the front login. Your password will be emailed after you submit the form, and should arrive in your email box momentarily.

May I cancel a study I have signed-up for?

You may cancel a study you have signed-up for as long as you cancel it at least 2 hours before you were expected to show.

Additional FAQs:

Immediately after I login, as soon as I click on any menu option, I am taken back to the login page and I see a message that my authentication has expired. What does this mean?

Your web browser is not properly configured to accept cookies. You should turn on cookies in your web browser, use a different web browser (for example, try Firefox if you are currently using Internet Explorer), or try a different computer. Detailed instructions can be found if you go to the site and enter the url “cookie_help.asp” in place of “default.asp” in the address bar of the browser, when you are on the front page of the site.

I participated in a study, but I have yet to receive credit. How do I receive credit?

The researcher must grant you credit. This is usually done shortly after your participation. If it has been some time and you have still not received credit, contact the researcher.

Who can see the information about my sign-ups? I don’t want everyone to know which studies I signed up for.

Only the researcher and principal investigator of the study may see that you have signed up for it, along with the subject pool administrator. No other users, including other researchers, may see this information.

I noticed that with some studies, I can sign up for them again even if I participated before, while others don’t allow for this. Why is this?

Researchers can choose if their studies allow you to participate more than once. Not all studies allow you to participate more than once.

I attempted to sign up for a study, and I was prevented from doing so because the study I was trying to sign up for is a disqualifier for another study I am scheduled to participate in. Why is this?

If you have signed up for a study that has disqualifiers (studies you must not have participated in to participate in that study), you may not then sign up for the studies that are listed as the disqualifier studies. You are allowed to sign up for the disqualifier studies if the disqualifier study will take place after the study with disqualifiers, or if you have already participated in (and received credit for) the study with disqualifiers. The easiest way to sign up for both studies is to schedule the disqualifier study at a time later than the study with disqualifiers.


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These webpages were extracted from the experiment management system documentation (v2.63), further was modified with permission of Sona Systems to meet Iowa State Department of Psychology’s specific program needs