Tools and Links

Tools & Links for Researchers

Research with Human Participants

Student Research Participant Pool

  • SONA Instructional videos:
    • Introduction to SONA for Researchers** (logging on, changing your contact info and password, general site layout)
    • Adding studies (posting studies, setting and modifying study)
    • Adding Time slots (posting day/time slots within studies, time slot usage, contacting participants, changing locations)
    • Granting Credit (granting participation credit, modifying credit status, record no shows, canceling time slots, signing up participants manually)

*Click on the link to download either version of the form on a computer. Adobe Acrobat® is needed to access PDF files. If a PDF file does not download, click on Adobe Reader to download a free copy of the software.

**Note: Faculty will have PI accounts, graduate and undergraduate students will have Researcher accounts. The instructional videos are applicable for both types of accounts. Faculty PI accounts are permanent, while student Researcher accounts will be set up each semester. Faculty must email the SONA administrator (Dr. Wesselmann at the list of graduate and undergraduate researchers at the beginning of each semester to have the researcher accounts created.


Graduate Student Research

Child & Family Research Participant Pool

Research With Animals

Other Useful Links

Research Compliance at Illinois State University

Requesting Continuance/Modification of Research Protocol

Psi Chi Awards and Grants
A list of awards and grants available to undergraduate and graduate students, chapters, and faculty advisors through Psi Chi, The National Honor Society in Psychology

University Assessment Services

Illinois State's Mass Email Policy

Online research, management, and collaboration tool