Information for Participants


Smallest unit of credits now 0.25 (as of 13/08/2020)
With the decisions by the departments of linguistics (05/08/2020) and psychology (12/08/2020) the smallest unit of credits (VP-Stunden) has been reduced from 0.5 to 0.25. This adjustment makes it easier to harmonise the credit compensation with the study duration. The new rule is in effect immediately and applies to all new studies.

Signatures for credits (as of 23/06/2020)
The signatures that psychology students had to collect for credits received in SONA have been eliminated (decision of the council of the Department of Psychology on 20/05/2020). This means that students of all study programmes need not bother obtaining signatures anymore as long as the credits are documented in SONA.

Lab studies continue (as of 19/05/2020)
From 25th of May we will resume offering lab studies. Of course, the health of all participants and researchers has priority. Therefore, additional protective measures are in place. We welcome all people who are willing to participate and would like to draw your attention to the following points:

  • Each lab has its own hygiene regulations, at the beginning of an appointment you will be informed about them.
  • Please only come to the lab if you do not have any flu-like symptoms (in this case please cancel before the appointment).
  • Please bring a face covering and put it on when entering the lab.
  • To be able to trace potential infections, we will collect contact information from all participants and store them for about 4 weeks.

By using SONA you can easily collect credits (VP-Stunden) or earn money. You only once need to register in SONA. Once you have done this you can access all currently available studies. You will also informed about new studies and can check in which studies you have already participated.

Familiarise yourself with the SONA functionality  in this YouTube tutorial.

Registering in SONA

Participate in a study / Schedule an appointment

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