Research Participation Program
Your Guide to the Research Participation Program and Pool


**Researcher use of the RPP is limited to Psychology Department faculty, graduate students, postdocs, honors students, postbacs, and lab managers.**


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Summer Session A Summer Session D For Students: Important RPP Dates
May 23 July 5 First day to access the online Prescreening Survey - Click here to access prescreening survey
May 23 July 5 First Day to Set up an Experimetrix Account
June 1 July 13 Last Day to Complete the RPP Prescreening Survey by 12 pm (noon)
June 2 July 14 First Day to Sign up for Experiments
June 29 Aug 11 Last Day to Participate in Experiments
June 29 Aug 11 Last Day for Experimenters to Credit Participants
June 30 Aug 12 Last Day to Allocate Credits to Psychology Courses
    Please download the document below for more information on prescreening, creating an Experimetrix account, and allocating credit: Important Information for Students

Summer Session A Summer Session D For researchers
May 12 May 12 Prescreening Application Materials & Qualtrics Survey due
May 23 - June 1 July 5-13 Online Prescreening Survey Testing
May 25 July 8 RPP Phase I Application due
June 2 July 14 Researchers Receive Prescreening Information
June 2 July 14 First day to run Phase I Experiments
Rolling Rolling RPP Phase II begins
June 29 Aug 11 Last Day to Run Experiments and Credit Participants
    Please download the document below for more information on RPP requirements and procedures: Guidelines for Researchers
About the Research Participation Program (RPP)

UC Berkeley is known worldwide for its outstanding research and the Department of Psychology adds to that reputation with a long history of important, breakthrough work. The Research Participation Program (RPP) gives undergraduate students a chance to participate in some of this research. As a participant in RPP surveys and experiments, you help the department's graduate student and faculty researchers answer important questions about psychology. Your participation offers you a chance to learn more about research methods and the latest topics and to meet faculty and graduate student researchers.


To encourage participation in the RPP, your psychology course is allowing you to receive research participation credit as part of your grade. Participation in the RPP involves participating in a certain number of experiments throughout the semester. In addition, you can earn one RPP credit at the beginning of the semester by completing the optional Prescreening Survey.


It is your choice to volunteer, or not, for the program. Students in the RPP program courses who choose to not volunteer should speak with their instructor or GSI about an alternative task. We hope, however, that you will choose to participate. This information explains the program in further detail. If you do participate, keep this information as a reference about the program's policies and your role in it.


You must be at least 18 years old to participate in the RPP. If you are not 18, please notify your instructor or GSI and obtain an alternative task.


For questions about the RPP please email rpp at