1) For Georgetown undergraduate students seeking to participate in research:
Undergraduate students 18 years of age or older can sign up to participate in research for monetary compensation (usually $10/hour or more) or course credit via this website.On this page, click on the “Request an account here” link at the bottom left side of the page.
Then provide your name, a user ID (of your choosing; many students use their NetID), email address, and phone number. Select from the list of courses those in which you are currently enrolled if you would like the option to receive extra credit in those courses.
A password will then be sent to your email account, and you can use this password and your login to sign up for studies on the SONA website.
On the website, you can view a list of available studies by clicking on “Studies” on the top toolbar. Studies with openings will have “TIMESLOTS AVAILABLE” listed. Click on the name of the study for more information, including eligibility and restrictions. Please make sure that you meet all of the requirements before signing up.
To sign up to participate, please click “View Timeslots for This Study.” Choose a timeslot convenient for you, and click “Sign Up.” Review the confirmation of the time and location of the study, then go to the designated location during your time slot and participate. You will receive payment or credit following your participation.
2) For individuals who are not Georgetown undergraduate students and who are seeking to participate in research:
Individuals 18 years of age or older who would like to participate in research for monetary compensation (usually $10/hour or more) and who are not undergraduate at the university can go to this website. Parents of infants and children 17 years or younger may also sign their children up for studies via this site.
Through the site you can learn about laboratories conducting research at Georgetown, see examples of current studies, and sign up to enter the database (or contact labs directly for any study you are particularly interested in).
Signing up is free and does not confer any obligation to participate in studies.
3) For Georgetown University researchers wishing to recruit study participants via GRVP/SONA:
To recruit via this database, please contact the GRVP coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org. The coordinators will then create an account for your laboratory and will provide you with more detailed information about using the site. Upon receiving your login information, laboratory researchers can log in, create study profiles, and upload basic required information, which will include a copy of the study's current IRB approval in PDF format. Each study will be sent to the coordinator for approval. Once a study is approved, the researcher will be able to search for participants using the database. Researchers can, for example, identify a list of potential GRVP participants and download their contact information to invite them to participate in a study. Or the researcher can create online timeslots that allow SONA study participants to sign up for the study online.
There is no fee for being listed on the GRVP site, but the fee for using the GRVP database and the SONA system is $100 per year for each site. The GRVP coordinator can go over any of these sites in more detail with the researcher.
Researchers are encouraged to direct new study participants to the GRVP login site, where they can enroll to participate in additional studies at the completion of your study (applicable only to participants recruited from a source other than the database itself).