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The Psychology Course Credit Subject Pool gives students who are taking particular Psychology courses the opportunity to participate in experiments outside of the classroom. (Not all Psychology courses provide this opportunity. Ask your instructor about your course.) Participating in the Psychology Course Credit Subject Pool is meant to be an educational experience during which students will learn about how psychological research is conducted. All studies are in accordance with the ethical procedures established by the University Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Psychology Department's Human Subjects Committee.

This page contains information and a variety of other helpful resources for both students and researchers involved in the Psychology Course Credit Subject Pool. Questions may be directed to the Subject Pool Coordinator or your Psychology course instructor.

Contact Information for Subject Pool Coordinator

Cici Liu
Email: psych-subjects@illinois.edu
Office: 305 Psychology
Office Hours: By appointment

Important Dates & Deadlines for Spring 2017

Jan. 15

Researchers: Deadline for submitting requests for subject hours is at 5 pm.

Jan. 17

Classes start.

Jan. 18

Course credit subject pool opens.
Researchers: unused priority hours must be returned BEFORE this date for 0% penalty.

Feb. 8

Informal deadline for students to register in the course credit subject pool. Students must be 18 by this date in order to participate in the course credit subject pool.
Researchers: unused priority hours must be returned BEFORE this date for 25% penalty.

Mar. 13

PSYC 100 Participants: at least 3 credits must have been earned BEFORE this date to earn the 1 bonus credit
Researchers: unused priority hours must be returned BEFORE this date for 50% penalty.

Mar. 20 - Mar. 24

Spring Break.

Mar. 27

Free-for-all period begins.
Researchers: unused priority hours will be automatically returned on this date with a 75% penalty.

May 4

Reading day. Final day to participate in the course credit subject pool.

May 5

Course credit subject pool closes.

 

For Undergraduates

Important information for current students

Rights and Responsibilities for Students
Describes the rights and responsibilities you have as a participant in the Psychology Course Credit Subject Pool

Instructions for Participating in Psychology Course Credit Subject Pool

Detailed instructions on what you need to do in order to participate in the Psychology Course Credit Subject Pool

FAQ for Students in Psychology Course Credit Subject Pool

Answers to frequently asked questions about participating in the Psychology Course Credit Subject Pool

Under-18 Alternative Assignment

Instructions for the alternative Psychology Course Credit Subject Pool assignment for students who are under 18 years old

Psychology Course Credit Subject Pool Website

Use this site to Register for the Psychology Course Credit Subject Pool and sign up for studies using the online system

For Researchers

Human Subjects Committee Guidelines

Describes the policies used by the Human Subjects Committee for reviewing research protocols

Rights and Responsibilities for Researchers

Describes the rights and responsibilities you have as a researcher using the Psychology Course Credit Subject Pool

Instructions for Conducting Research using the Psychology Course Credit Subject Pool

Detailed instructions on what you need to do in order to conduct research using the Psychology Course Subject Pool

FAQ for Researchers using the Psychology Course Credit Subject Pool

Answers to frequently asked questions about conducting research using the Psychology Course Credit Subject Pool

Psychology Course Credit Subject Pool Documents

  • Download the necessary forms to request Psychology Course Credit Subject Pool hours or to request to activate a study.
  • Download templates for Psychology Course Credit Subject Pool studies, paid studies, or the Voluntary Withdrawal Form.

Psychology Course Credit Subject Pool Website

Use this site to post timeslots, grant credit, and manage your study in the Psychology Course Credit Subject Pool using the online system.

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Staff Spotlight

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Lisa Taylor joined the Psychology Business Office in April 2014 on a part-time basis as an Account Technician, mainly processing expense reimbursements and handling purchases. Prior to joining Psychology, Taylor worked in the employee benefits/group insurance industry for 30 years, starting out as the Insurance Officer at the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) and most recently as a Benefits Service Representative for Wells Fargo Insurance Services.

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Funding

For Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters, students may apply for an Alumni Advisory Board Award of up to $350. Faculty may apply for a Lanier Award of up to $750. These funds may be used for any research-related activity, e.g., supplies, software, equipment, printing, subject payments, travel, etc. Requests should be submitted to the Business Office.