Fall Term 2016
It is the responsibility of the student to assign credits to the correct course. All assignment of credits must be completed by 11:59 pm on the last day of lectures. There is no re-assignment of credits after the last day of lectures. If you fail to assign (or re-assign) credits appropriately by the end of day on the last day of lectures they will be forfeited.
SONA IS OPEN
current Mass Testing
weekly deadline is
Monday, October 24th
at 10 am
The FINAL Mass Testing timeslot
will be Friday, October 28th
at 10 am
There is an internet issue affecting online studies
if you encounter any problems
please wait a few days and try again
I have received several hundred bounce backs of email notifications. If you are forwarding your @uwaterloo.ca email account to another account such as Hotmail Sona will NOT deliver the notifications. Please check your @uwaterloo.ca email account frequently to ensure that you are up-to-date with information and deadlines.
Class lists had been updated Friday, October 14th. I will update class lists every Friday for the first 5 weeks of the term. If you did not receive a login information email, please let me know. If you have changed and/or dropped courses this will be updated on your Sona account once the new class list has been updated.
The 3 floors of the Department of Psychology, including the Research Lab areas, are scent free. If you are coming in to participate in a study please limit the amount of perfume/cologne or other scented products that you use, and do not apply or reapply while in the building.
Many students and staff members have allergies/reactions to scents and this could result in severe personal discomfort (ie - nausea and/or headaches) or for some people a life threatening situation.
Please make sure that when you are completing any online study that you are using a reliable network connection. Some students have experienced issues in the past when using the Chrome browser. If your system or computer crashes while completing an online study you should will be able to login to the study, through your "My Schedule/Credits" tab and continue at the last point recorded by the Sona system.
Updating Sona Accounts
New class lists are uploaded to the Sona system every Friday for the first 5 weeks of the term. Any new accounts will be created and the login information will be emailed to those students.
Study Attendance Vertification
When you attend in-lab studies for participation it is important that you make sure you are participating in the correct study. At the waiting areas all Researchers are to call participants into in-lab studies by the participant's Sona ID number. If that does not happen, please make sure that you get the Researcher to verify your Sona ID number to ensure you are in the right study. Otherwise, you may not be granted your credit for the work you did.
Please know your Sona ID with you when you are attending study participation. If you don't know it, ask the Researcher if you could look it up.
If you are forwarding your @uwaterloo.ca email account to another email account, such as Hotmail, Sona may not deliver any emails. Please check your @uwaterloo.ca email account frequently for information from Sona. And depending on your settings the emails may be delivered to the Spam folder.
Still have a question?
Remember, if you have a question the
has answers to many commonly asked questions.
Also, further information on
how to login to Sona AND sign up for studies on Sona
can be found on the REG website.
Study approvals are continuing and I have been working through the requests. Please do not send in duplicate approval requests. If you are questioning whether your study is waiting to be approved please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please make sure that only those Researchers and RAs that are associated with your studies appear on your list of Researchers. Everyone that is listed will receive daily email updates and if you have included someone that is not on the project or as left the project they will be receiving unnecessary emails.
If you know of RAs that is no longer working as an RA (ie - have graduated) then please let me know.