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Starting a New Sona Experiment

TODO: Include pre-signed copy below

Enter the experiment information in Sona

  • Log in to Sona:
  • The title of the experiment must include a Sona number and experiment name (e.g., #078: Learning Word Pairs).
  • You can reuse an existing Sona number, or you can request a new number from Sue Phebus (PRCE 385G;
  • You must add "Learning Lab" as a user in each experiment in Sona.
  • Make the room number for your experiment PSYC 3105 and instruct students to wait in room 3105 for the experimenter.

Prepare paperwork for Sue Phebus

You need to prepare the following items:

  • One (1) "Request to Use Subjects from the Psychology 120 Subject Pool" form, signed by Jeff. Include link to pre-signed copy here You can obtain a pre-signed copy of this form from any key personnel member in the lab.
  • Three (3) copies of your consent form. Your consent form must include the correct IRB number, the correct Sona number and experiment title, and correct information about duration and compensation.
  • One (1) copy of your debriefing form.
  • One (1) copy of your Sona description.

Templates of consent forms, debriefing forms, and Sona descriptions can be found on the LearningLab share in the folder Lab IRB Documents.

Final Steps

  • Make sure all information, including IRB numbers and Sona numbers, is correct on all forms.
  • Hand in the forms to Sue Phebus (PRCE 385G).
  • You then need to request "Release" (approval) within the Sona System.
  • Sue will then approve your experiment within the system.
  • Finally, you will receive a stamped consent form from Sue to use as the master consent form to copy and use in your experiment.
  • At this point, you are now ready to run subjects.