Research Pool


Last updated: May 6th 2024

Last Day of the Research Pool: July 29th 2024 (for Summer 2024 Semester) 
Students cannot participate in the research pool after July 29th 2024 for the Summer 2024 semester.  

Regarding sign up and cancellation: Most studies require you to sign up ahead of time. You will be able to view all the available timeslots for a study, and select one that is convenient for you. The latest you can sign up for a study is at 5 pm, the day before it begins.  

The latest you can cancel a study is also at 5pm, the day before your scheduled time. Please note that if you have 3 unexcused no-shows for a study appointment, you will no longer be able to participate in any more studies. Depending on the circumstances, your privileges may be reinstated.

Please feel free to contact researchers directly if you cannot cancel your appointment on the SONA system. You can also contact the research pool admin at  

KPU Psychology Research Pool

The KPU Research Pool System (RPS) is now available online at

Using this system, you can sign up for different studies and track your progress easily from the web.

New Users: If you are a new participant, please sign up for an account using your student number as your user ID. You may want to watch the instruction video before starting. 

Return Users: If you already have an account from a previous semester, you do not need to sign up for a new one. Please note that your student ID number is now also your online user ID, regardless of what user ID you chose when you originally registered for an account.

If you have trouble signing in, please email
You must sign up for an account before you can start participating in any studies. Please read the following for all the necessary information about this sign up system: 


Students enrolled in particular psychology courses earn bonus points towards course credits from participating in psychological research studies that are approved by KPU REB and registered for Psychology Lab Research Pool. The research credit/bonus point distribution will be given differently based on the instructors' decision. 

For each research study you participate in, you may earn bonus points towards one course you are currently attending. Please check your course outline or contact us for details.

If you are going to recruit subjects from the research pool, please fill the form below: