In conducting original research and/or completing the dissertation, EDP faculty and EDP graduate students may request use of the Department’s subject pool if it provides an appropriate sample.
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If you have questions about how to gain access to the subject pool or about other procedures, please contact the Subject Pool Coordinator, Ashley Bennett (edpSubjectPool@austin.utexas.edu). If you have questions about a policy matter, please contact Dr. Gigi Awad (email@example.com), EDP Subject Pool supervisor.
The EDP Subject Pool is only available in the Fall and Spring semesters.
Your study must first be approved by the Department Review Committee (DRC) before the Subject Pool Committee can act on your request. The DRC (the officially designated representative of The University's Institutional Review Board) will examine your proposed study to determine if it complies with University policies regarding the ethical treatment of research participants. If you have not obtained DRC approval, your request for subjects will be delayed or even rejected for the semester. Your study must also have IRB approval
Application to the DRC and IRB is made through the IRBaccess application process. Under Step 2, #3, enter Toni Falbo's EID (falbotl) as Department Review Chair; for #4 enter Julie Nguyen, EID (jn8967) as the Research Assistant/Project Coordinator.
Note that you will not be allowed to enroll or collect data for your study until you've received full IRB approval.
EDP faculty and graduate student researchers* wishing to request student subjects must first submit their study for consideration by completing a Request for Researcher Account and Study Proposal Submission form.
Proposals must be submitted within the first 2 weeks of the semester. The Subject Pool Committee will meet after the semester submission deadline to review all proposals. Researchers should realize that the number of subjects and the time allotted to your study by the Committee may be different from what you requested, depending on the constraints faced by the Committee each semester.
* Graduate student researchers must have a faculty sponsor for their research. If your study is part of your dissertation, you need the sponsorship of your committee supervisor, and you must have successfully completed your dissertation proposal meeting. Your request for subjects will be delayed or rejected for the semester if you fail to meet these requirements.
September 9, 2021 - Informational session for researchers will be held virtually from 1-2pm (Zoom link: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/99009131529). We strongly encourage new researchers to attend this session about using the management system and creating your study in the system. The Subject Pool Coordinator will send out an email with a confirmed date and time shortly after the start of the semester.
September 15, 2021 - Subject Pool Study Proposal Submission form due by 5pm.
September 22, 2021 - Study opening date for IRB-approved studies. Studies may also open after this date.
November 24, 2021 - Study closing date for all EDP Subject Pool studies. Studies close at midnight that evening. You may close your study earlier, but this is the last possible day to run participants.
November 28, 2021 - Finalized study credits are due from all researchers.
December 6, 2021 - End of semester; last class day.
There are two options when requesting a specialized group of subjects. You may request subjects based on demographic characteristics (see list below).
You may also submit your own potential screening questions or criteria. Screening questions are limited to a total of 5 and should be submitted for approval to Dr. Germine Awad (firstname.lastname@example.org) 5 days prior to the beginning of the semester. If approved, they will be included on the subject pool student registration website by the first day of class. Screening questions will be rejected if there appears to be any psychological risks or issues of confidentiality about administering them to the entire pool of potential subjects.
Year of study
School of Law
LBJ School of Public Affairs
Library and Information Science
School of Undergraduate Studies
US Citizenship (yes, no)
Dominant ethnicity (for US Citizens)
Country of origin (for non-US Citizens)
English as first language (yes, no)
You are expected to adhere to APA standards in the conduct of the study. Please consult the APA publication, "Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct" for more information. Also, please observe the following procedures:
The EDP Subject Pool Committee has establish the following subjects' rights.