The Adult Volunteer Panel (AVP) is a registry of community members who are willing to be invited to research studies conducted within the Department of Psychology. The AVP was established in 2019 as an important supplement to the Sona PSYA01/PSYA02 undergraduate research participant pool, to support labs in recruiting research participants from the broader population. It is a paid participant pool.
AVP members range from 18 to 80+ years of age. Most members are located in the Greater Toronto Area, many of them in Scarborough, Markham, Pickering, or Ajax. But not all members are located close to our campus. Some live as far away as Ottawa, London, Niagara, and beyond, and have opted for online-only participation opportunities. AVP members have indicated their preference for in-person, online, or both kinds of studies, and have answered a number of basic prescreening questions. Our AVP Sona research participation system filters the studies to which they are invited based on the responses they have provided.
|Note: You may recruit up to 20 participants at a time for a study. This guideline helps to ensure equitable access to participants.|
|AVP information webpage for community members|
|AVP Sona research participation system link|
|Researcher Request for Participants form|
|Researcher tutorial on setting up studies in Sona Systems (YouTube)|
|Participant tutorial on using the Sona Systems interface (YouTube)|
|AVP Coordinator Email firstname.lastname@example.org|