UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PARTICIPANT POOL
Fall Term: September 9th – December 23rd, 2013
Winter Term: January 6th – April 4th, 2014
Appeals Week: May 31st – April 4th, 2014
What is it the URPP?
The URPP allows you to earn 4% out of 100% of your final PSYC 1010 grade by participating in psychology
research at York University. In particular, students may earn 4% toward their final grade by participating in 3
hours of research during the fall term and 3 hours of research during the winter term.
How do I get an account?
1. Go to http://yorku.sona-systems.com and follow the links to create a new account.
2. When asked to provide an email address we recommend your yorku.ca address or notifications sent to you
(including your password) may end up in a spam/junk folder.
3. It is your responsibility to ensure that your student number and your course section correctly. If it is not, you
won’t get credit for your research participation. .
4. Remember the URPP ID code that will be emailed to you. This is how the researchers will identify you.
How do I participate in studies to earn my 4%?
1. Pre-screen Questions: When you first create an account you will have the chance to voluntarily answer about
20-minutes worth of questions about your personal characteristics. Answering these will give you a wider
variety of studies to choose from, making it easier to earn your 4%. All responses are confidential and no one
will contact you based on your answers.
2. Signing Up: Login to your account to browse and sign up for studies that fit your schedule and interests. You
will get 1 “credit” for each hour of participation.
3. See detailed instructions and FAQs at: http://psyc.info.yorku.ca/undergraduate-research-participant-
4. Code of Conduct: Researchers and participants must show up on time for research appointments. Signing up
for a study is like signing a contract. If you show up late, the researcher will decide whether there is enough
time to complete the study. If not, your appointment may be cancelled or rescheduled at the researcher's
discretion. If you miss an appointment without contacting the researcher you will be required to