Participant Pools

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Some departments on campus have established participant pools for limited research and educational purposes. Each pool is unique and has its own set of procedures, requirements, and templates for use and development of a protocol. Investigators are encouraged to contact the pool or lab coordinator(s) for guidance prior to developing a human subjects protocol for IRB review.


Marketing Subject Pool


Psychology/Linguistics Pool

  • Email for the Psychology/Linguistics Pool coordinator at hscoord@uoregon.edu
  • General information and instructions for accessing the pool can be found here.
  • Standard consent language regarding compensation for psychology/linguistic pool participants has been established. The applicable language below must be incorporated into the research plan and the informed consent materials.

Studies employing a written consent procedure: All consent forms must include the following statements (delete language regarding paid subjects if not applicable):

  • This study will take [expected duration] to complete. You will be paid [amount paid] or will be awarded [number] credit(s) for your participation. If you discontinue participation in the middle of the study, you will receive ¼ credit for each 15 minutes of participation, rounded up to the next 15 minutes. For example, if you complete 1-15 minutes you will receive ¼ credit, if you complete 16-30 minutes you will receive ½ credit, and so on. If you keep your scheduled study appointment but choose not to participate in the study at all, you will still receive ¼ credit. 

  • Your participation is voluntary. Your decision whether or not to participate will not affect your relationship with the UO Psychology Department or the UO Linguistics Department. If you decide to participate, you are free to withdraw your consent and discontinue participating at any time without penalty. The Psychology and Linguistics Departments have established alternative assignments for students who do not wish to participate as research subjects. Please see your instructor if you would rather complete an alternative assignment.

Studies employing an electronic consent process (on-line): All consent forms must include the following statements (delete language regarding paid subjects if not applicable):

  • This study will take [expected duration] to complete. You will be paid [amount paid] or will be awarded [number] credit(s) for your participation.  If you choose to discontinue participation in an online study at any point after clicking through the consent page, you will receive ¼ credit for each 15 minutes of participation, rounded up to the next 15 minutes. For example, if you complete 1-15 minutes you will receive ¼ credit, if you complete 16-30 minutes you will receive ½ credit, and so on. If you discontinue participating in the middle of this study, contact the listed researcher to receive partial credit.

  • Your participation is voluntary. Your decision whether or not to participate will not affect your relationship with the UO Psychology Department or the UO Linguistics Department. If you decide to participate, you are free to withdraw your consent and discontinue participating at any time without penalty. The Psychology and Linguistics Departments have established alternative assignments for students who do not wish to participate as research subjects. Please see your instructor if you would rather complete an alternative assignment.