Research Studies

To sign up for research studies, visit the Sona Systems website.

You can log into this site using your usual Pitt Passport account.

To participate in research studies, you must be at least 18 years old. If you are not 18 years old, you will have to complete the requirement by writing papers.

Other tips:

  • The requirements for each research study are listed on the Sona Systems site. Please make certain that you meet the requirements of each study before signing up—otherwise they can turn you away!
  • Don’t be a no-show!  For in-person studies, you must show up to the scheduled appointment; for online studies, you must complete them by the posted due date.  If you cannot, you must cancel at least 24 hours in advance.  Some studies require extensive preparation by the researchers.  If you no-show twice without canceling, you will no longer be allowed to sign up for research studies and will have to earn the remaining points using the report option.
  • Don’t do during them during the class time! If you cannot find another time that works for you, please contact the experimenter to see if you can find a mutually agreeable time that would not require you to miss class.

Some research studies will not become available until later in the semester. Please be patient and check the web site often for research opportunities. If you are worried about finding enough studies in time, you may consider writing a paper instead.