For Participants

  • BRAD Lab invites UVA students to participate in behavioral research studies. See below for more information. If you have questions, contact

    Become a BRAD Lab Participant

    If you are a University of Virginia undergraduate or graduate student and are 18 years or older, you may join the BRAD Lab participant pool. To sign up for the BRAD Lab participant pool, fill out the short form. Please enter your UVA email address so that we may verify your UVA student status.

    Once you sign up, you may be contacted by researchers as BRAD Lab studies become available. It is up to you to participate in any study. Becoming a member of the participant pool does not in any way obligate you to participate in a study; it just means that researchers will contact you.

    Sign Up for Studies

    To sign up for studies, log into your SONA account. Then click on the "Study Sign Up" link to see the list of available studies. Click on a study name to learn more about the study and to sign up for a time slot.

    Your Compensation

    Compensation depends on the type and length of the study. The majority of our studies pay $5$45. You will always be informed of the compensation type and amount prior to the study. In some studies, your compensation will be based on your performance during the study.

    Your Rights

    All BRAD Lab studies are approved by University of Virginia’s Institutional Review Board (IRB). As a participant, you are entitled to ethical and respectful treatment. You may withdraw your participation at any time. If you have questions or concerns about your rights as a research participant, please contact the UVA IRB at +1-434-924-5999 or email


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