Sona System

System

Sona

The Psychology Department has determined that an integral part of studying psychology is participating and conducting psychological research.

Research is defined as “a systematic investigation, including research development, testing and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge.” This includes activities which are intended to lead to published results. All research with human subjects, funded and unfunded, sponsored and unsponsored, which is carried out by students, faculty, or other University employees, on or off campus, is covered by the UCCS Institutional Review Board (IRB) Policy and Procedures. All research projects require approval by the IRB, prior to data collection. This includes graduate theses and dissertation research, and honors.

  • I am a PARTICIPANT...

    Participants will use this system to sign-up to participate in studies.  UCCS students can earn extra credit for participating in studies through the Sona system. Students have the opportunity to allocate extra credit earned to any psychology course throughout their undergraduate career at UCCS. Students have the opportunity to assign the extra credit to any course they wish or have the extra credit carry over to another semester by assigning their extra credit to the extra credit bank. Students have until the day before finals begin to assign their extra credit to the course of choice or to the bank. Once finals begin, students will not have the ability to change the course to which their extra credit is assigned. Non-UCCS students can also sign-up for studies through the Sona system.

    *Students under 18 years old in a Psychology course with a Sona extra credit requirement are to complete alternate research assignments.  Please review your course syllabus or contact your professor for further guidance on the alternate research assignment in lieu of Sona participation.

  • I am a RESEARCHER...

    Only researchers associated with the Psychology Department may utilize the Sona System. Researchers use this system to announce their research studies including available time slots. Researchers may use Sona with online studies (administered through the management system or through a different link) or with studies run in person. Researchers are responsible for granting extra credit or no-show status for each participant.

    *Students under 18 years old in a Psychology course with a Sona extra credit requirement are to complete alternate research assignments.  Please review your course syllabus or contact your professor for further guidance on the alternate research assignment in lieu of Sona participation.

  • Contact Sona System Administrator

    Ms. Laura Chandler
    Psychology Department
    University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
    Phone: 719-255-4661
    Email: psych@uccs.edu