The Department of Psychology’s Research Participant Pool is reserved for use by faculty and students affiliated with the department. Occasionally, individuals not affiliated with the department may be granted permission to use the participant pool for research that is of a psychological nature. Any individuals not affiliated with the department who wish to use the participant pool to conduct psychological research must:

  1. Involve a department faculty member as a research collaborator or supervisor. The purpose of this requirement is to ensure that a local contact person is available to handle any questions or problems that arise as the research is being conducted; and

  2. Follow the usual procedures for obtaining Illinois State’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval for research originating in the department (i.e., submit two copies of the proposed research protocol to the department’s IRB Representative).

Cases involving failure to meet these and all relevant ethical guidelines will be referred to the IRB. Such proceedings may involve the appearance of all those involved before the IRB.