Sona Systems: Earn Research Credits

What is The Pool?

The Participant Pool (or just "Pool") is a platform for managing research studies conducted within the Psychology Department. Students enrolled in Introductory Psychology use the Pool to sign up for experiments and consequently earn research credits. Sona Systems is the online program that hosts the Pool.

How Can I Access The Pool?

Students may signup for or login to USD's Pool using the following link:

Sign Up / Log In to USD's Pool

Other Questions or Concerns?

Contact lab manager Laura Johnson ( for any issues related to Sona Systems/the Pool.

Department of Psychological Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences

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