Covid-19 related informationThe limit on points obtainable via online studies was abolished for enrolled students in 2020-2021.
This means that for students who started in 2020-2021 or earlier, this rule does not apply for the remainder of your study.
Every Bachelor student of the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience has to participate as a research participant in a number of scientific empirical studies at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience. In this way you become acquainted with a variety of methods of empirical research, and are introduced in the different research areas of staff at the Faculty.
For each study, you get a certain number of points.
|Number of required participation points:|
|20 participation points (= 20 hours of participation = 1 ECTS)|
• Collect 15 participation points in you first year to get the remaining 5 waived.
The limit on points obtained via online studies is abolished for 2020-2021. You can participate in online studies as much as you like.
We encourage you to complete the Research Participation in your first year. Research participation during the 2nd and 3rd academic year is not guaranteed, due to too much prior knowledge. Furthermore, the ECTS for Research Participation must have been obtained in order to continue the programme abroad at the start of the 3rd academic year.
5 points bonus in the first year
If you obtain 15 participation points in your first academic year, the remaining 5 point will be waived.
You can use the Research Participation Poster Board to find or publish studies. The mandatory info sticker is available at http://go.askpsy.nl/board.
Participate in studies
Sign up for studies via Sona. You can login with your regular UM-account.
The awarded participation points will be registered in Sona.
Enough participation points = ECTS
The Education Office periodically checks to see if you have collected enough participation points. If so, the ECTS for IPN3442 / PSY3442 (year 3) will be credited.
Graduation candidates: as explained in the Graduation Procedure , the last day of the month in which you fulfilled all the examination requirements will be considered the graduation date. The education office will grant the ECTS for research participation in the month in which you received your final Sona credit (see number of required research participation points).
• For first year students: monthly ECTS update.
• For second and third year students: ECTS update six times per year (September, December, March, June, July and August)
|Contact persons for research participation obligation|