Psychology Research Pool (under construction)

Welcome to the UCSC Psychology Research Pool Website!

The Psychology department designates one to three courses each quarter as “participant pool” courses. Students enrolled in those courses are required to participate in 1-5 hours of research to assist Psychology faculty and graduate students in their projects (for a total of approximately 1800 hours/quarter). Undergraduates have the option of completing an alternate assignment approved by the instructor. Below is a brief description of the researchers’ protocol.

All empirical research must have a current Human Subjects Committee IRB approval and expiration date which is renewed on a yearly basis through the Office of Sponsored Projects. You will need this information when you request to post research through ExperimentLink.

Faculty supervision is required during all research projects. Undergraduate students who are collecting data must be selected and carefully screened for reliability and trained in safe and ethical procedures involving human participant research. For tutorials and FAQ regarding the pool, visit the Experiment-Link website FAQ section.

Conducting Research Using The Pool

Various information aimed at researchers in the Psychology Department who use our undergraduate research participation pool and it's accompanying ExperimentLink (E-Link) website.

Faculty and graduate student researchers can post their research on ELink as part of their research. To do this, you will need to be familiar with various policies and practices of the pool.

Accessing Elink

Where is Elink: You can access Elink online using the following URL:
Getting a Researcher Account: If you are a new faculty, graduate student or post-doc, you can request an Elink researcher account by sending an email to the pool administrator:

Pool Timeline