Participant Sign-Up Board Rules for Investigators

SONA Study Rules for Investigators

Questions? Contact the faculty investigator or the department's IRB Representative, Dr. Jeffrey Kahn, at jhkahn@ilstu.edu.

Information for Student Participants

IRB Approval

Only studies approved by the Illinois State's Institutional Review Board (IRB) may be posted on the SONA sign-up system.

Identifying the Study

Studies should be labeled with a security code. Use a common English word that conveys nothing about the nature of the study.

Before Listing your Study

Send a copy of the IRB memo approving the study to the SONA administrator, Dr. Eric Wesselmann, at edwesse@ilstu.edu.

Time Requirements

  • Identify the study's time requirements using the options on the SONA Study Description Page
  • Participation can be documented in half hour increments
  • Participation credit must match participation time, i.e., no "extra credit" is permitted

Investigator Absences

  • Investigators must cancel an appointment with a volunteer at least 24 hours in advance
  • Volunteers are entitled to full participation credit if given less than 24 hours prior notice of a cancelled appointment
  • Volunteers are entitled to full participation credit if investigators are more than 15 minutes late for scheduled appointments