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​Guidelines for Registration

All studies are administered through the Taylor Lab's online participant management system called Sona Systems.

To register for a research study, you must first create an account with Sona. Once you have created a Sona account, you will be able to log in and sign up to participate in studies. Please follow the directions below.

To sign up for Paid Studies:

  • Go to the Olin Paid Subject Pool homepage at http://researchpool.olin.wustl.edu/.
  • Click the ‘New Participant’ link (bottom left side of the page).
  • Complete the requested information. In the "Courses" field, select the option "Studies for Pay (Not Course Related)."
  • When you have successfully created an account you will receive an email confirmation.

    Note: You should configure your junk mail filters to accept email from the address: "olin-admin@sona-systems.net" as emails from the system will be sent from that address. If you are using Outlook, you can do this in webmail through the "Options" page; then click the "Junk Mail Control" link and add the address to your "Allowed Senders" list.
  • Log in to the system with your newly created account.
  • Click "Study Sign-Up" to open a list of current studies. Select the particular study that interests you, read the study description, and sign up for available time slots.

    If you have any questions or need more assistance please email kelly.lee@wustl.edu.


Study Name


Sign-Up Restrictions




Paid Study: Product Evaluations

You will be asked to sample a sports drink and then answer some questions about different products that you buy.

Must be 18 years of age or older

Taylor Lab (basement of Simon Hall )

15 minutes