Participant FAQs

How do I change my password?
Once you have logged on to the Subject Pool, you can change your password by choosing "My Profile" from the top toolbar. If you would like to change your password, type your new password (twice, for confirmation) in the provided boxes.

How do I double check credit assignment?
Upon entry to the system, click "My Schedule & Credits" from the center of the page. You will then be given a list of studies you have participated in during the semester. If you look at the course column, you will see to which class the credit is assigned. If credit is not assigned, click "reassign." If credit is not assigned, it will not appear on the final course report and you will not receive credit for it. If you are enrolled in multiple PSY courses, please make sure credits are assigned to the correct class.

How do I sign up for studies?
To sign up to participate in a study, find a study you would like to participate in by clicking "Study Sign-Up." A list of studies will then be shown. If you click on a study title, you will able to see any restrictions or eligibility requirements, as well as who to contact if you have any questions about the study. If you meet all of the qualifications, click "View Timeslots" to be able to see a list of the available timeslots. Once you find a time that is convenient for you, click "Sign Up." After you sign up, you will see information confirming the time and location of the study.

I am unable to log in to the Subject Pool, but I know my login name and password are correct, what's the problem?
If you are having trouble logging in to the system, please make sure that your login name is in lowercase letters and your password is accurate. If when you try to log in you receive an error message saying “authentication expired”, your computer needs to have cookies enabled for the web browser. The Subject Pool will not run properly without cookies enabled. If you do not know how to enable cookies, you can call the help desk at #3662, and they can talk you through the procedure.

I can't attend a study that I signed up for, how do I cancel?
You need to click "My Schedule and Credits" to view the studies in which you are scheduled to participate. You will see a list of all the studies you have signed up for, including ones you have previously completed. Studies that are able to be canceled will have a "Cancel" button next to them. You may only cancel studies up to two hours before the study start time. Once you click "Cancel", you will see a confirmation page. In order to completely cancel your participation you must click "yes." After canceling, check your schedule by clicking "My Schedule and Credits" to make sure that you are no longer scheduled to participate in the study. If the time limit for cancellation has passed, you can try emailing the researcher directly. A researcher's email address is located in the information section of the study and may also be located in the reminder email you received. DO NOT EMAIL psypool@cmich.edu TO CANCEL A STUDY.

I do not know my password, how do I find out what it is?
If you have forgotten or do not have your password, you may choose to have it emailed to you. You need to click under "Lost your password?" on the Subject Pool homepage, to have your password emailed to you. You then need to enter your cmich email address or an alternate email address if you changed the email account information for Subject Pool. Your password will be momentarily emailed to the email address that you provided. Please remember that Subject Pool passwords change each semester.

I want my emails sent to an email address other than my cmich account, how do I change my email address?
You may designate an email address of your choice by clicking "My Profile" from the top toolbar. You need to change the email address information in the box containing your cmich email address.

I want to change the course that my credit is assigned to, how can I choose another course?
If you are enrolled in multiple courses, you may reassign credit from one course to another. To do this, simply use the "Reassign" link that appears when you view your progress on the "My Schedule and Credits" page. The link appears under the course entry for each item in your progress listing.

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