How to participate in research

research utilizing the eye-tracker Prof. Paul Verhaeghen's ReCALL lab members prep a participant for research utilizing the eye-tracker

General Public and Community Members

Members of the community may participate in research studies at Georgia Tech. Community members are typically financially compensated for their time. To see if any labs are currently seeking paid participants, visit individual Laboratory pages.

Georgia Tech Students

Georgia Tech students who are currently enrolled in certain psychology courses may receive course credit for their participation. Check with your course instructor to see if credit is offered. Then visit the School of Psychology Sona Experiment Management System to sign up for studies and to make sure that you receive proper credit.

Georgia Tech students who are not enrolled in psychology courses may be financially compensated for their time. To see if any labs are currently seeking paid participants, visit the Sona website as well. Other paid experiments may be found on individual Laboratory pages.

Protection and Rights for All Participants

Visual Language Lab research Research participation underway in Prof. Jenny Singleton's Visual Language Lab

The Georgia Institute of Technology is committed to the highest standards of integrity in all areas of research and resolves that such activities undertaken by faculty, staff, and students will be conducted in accordance with strict ethical principles and in compliance with federal, state, and institute regulations and policies.The Office of Research Integrity Assurance works with faculty oversight committees and boards to promote the ethical conduct of research and to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements relating to research involving human subjects, vertebrate animal subjects, rDNA, Synthetic Nucleic Acids, and export controlled research. The committees supported by this office include the Institutional Review Board (IRB), the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).

Furthermore, members of the School of Psychology adopt the ethical standards described in the American Psychological Association's Ethical Code.

Any concerns or questions about the rights or safety of participants should be directed to the Office of Research Integrity Assurance. The contacts for each area may be found here

Office of Research Integrity Assurance
Georgia Institute of Technology
Research Administration Building
505 Tenth Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Campus mail code: 0420
Telephone: (404) 894-6944
FAX: (404) 385-2081