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


**Use of the RPP is limited to Psychology Department faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral students.**


About the RPP Experimetrix Contact RPP

Spring 2016

For Students: Important RPP Dates

Tuesday, Jan. 19

First Day to access the online Prescreening Survey

Click here to access prescreening survey
PLEASE NOTE: MS IE or Firefox web browsers recommended.

Tuesday, Jan. 19

First Day to Set up an Experimetrix Account

Tuesday, Jan. 26

Last Day to Complete the RPP Prescreening Survey by 12 pm (noon)

Wednesday, Jan. 27

First Day to Sign up for Experiments

Wednesday, Mar. 9

Last day to earn a credit & for experimenters to credit participants for Phase I

Thursday, Mar. 10

Last day to allocate credit for Phase I

Thursday, Apr. 28

Last day to participate, and for experimenters to credit participants

Monday, May 2

Last Day to Allocate Credits to Psychology Courses (by midnight)


Please see link below for more information on prescreening, creating an Experimetrix account, signing up for experiments, Phase I and II requirements, and allocating credit.
Important Information for Students



Spring 2016

For Researchers: Important RPP Dates

Monday, Jan. 11

Prescreening Application Materials & Qualtrics Survey due

Jan. 19-26

Online Prescreening Survey Testing

Tuesday, Jan. 19    

RPP Phase I Application due

Wednesday, Jan. 27

Researchers Receive Prescreening Information

Wednesday, Jan. 27

First day to run Phase I Experiments

Wednesday, Mar. 9

Last day to credit participants for Phase I


RPP Phase II begins

Thursday, Apr. 28  

Last Day to Run Experiments and Credit Participants

  Please see link below for more information on applying to use the RPP pool, posting studies on Experimetrix, and important RPP policies for researchers.
Important Information 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