Resources and Contacts for Research
The Psychology Department operates a subject pool as part of the Psychology 101 research requirement. This resource provides researchers with approximately 600 undergraduate participants each semester (about 100 in the summer). Typically, each student is required to participate for 3-4 hours. For more information see the Sona website.
Office of Research and IRB
All research done by doctoral students must receive approval from a campus Institutional Review Board (IRB). All campuses at CUNY use a common IRB application form and approval by an IRB at one campus is normally accepted at other campuses. As students of the Graduate Center, Neuropsychology students may seek IRB approval either from the Graduate Center or from Queens College. Students whose research involves facilities or participants at Queens College (e.g., the subject pool) normally will apply for approval from the QC IRB. The IRB is under the auspices of the QC Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (aka Grants Office). In addition to the IRB, this office is responsible for all grants and contracts submitted by Queens College faculty or students.