Psych Pool Research Participant Policies

Participate in Psych Pool Studies

Participation in most research projects is open to all UMKC students, faculty and staff, but varies depending on the study. Individual study descriptions will indicate eligibility requirements. Participation in research by those who are under 18 years of age is permitted for a smaller pool of studies. Anyone younger than 18 years must have a parent or other legal guardian sign a parental consent form available from the researcher leading the study. 

Credits and Compensation

  • Participation credits are assigned in half-hour increments. Participants receive one credit for each hour of research participation and half a credit for each half hour.
  • Many studies offer compensation. Read the description of each study carefully. For studies that offer course credit, check with your instructor to ensure that this experiment is appropriate and applicable for credit.


You can log into Psych Pool to cancel a research appointment. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before the scheduled start time.


If you feel you have been treated unfairly by an experimenter, you may petition the faculty coordinator to resolve the dispute by emailing the Psych Pool administrator.