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Research Participation Obligation IPN3442

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.

Your first year of enrolment in the bachelor determines the number of research participation hours (credits) you need to obtain during your bachelor. If you started in 2012 or before: see your EER for applicable regulations.

Number of required participation points:
20 participation points (= 20 hours)

• Collect 15 participation points in you first year to get the remaining 5 waived.

• If you started in 2016 or later: a maximum of seven hours can originate from online studies.


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 act as a test subject for 15 hours in your first academic year, the remaining 5 hours will be waived.

Research Participation Poster Board

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 also be registered in Sona.


When you have collected all the participation credits, you can request the ECTS via the contact option of AskPsychology.  NB: Research Participation is included on the overview of year 1, but does not count towards the 60 credits a
student must obtain in year 1.

Ethical aproval of studies


Related links

Sona system: maastricht-fpn.sona-systems.com
 Research Participation Policy v 001 of 05-07-2017
2016-2017 Get started in SONA - Instruction
Full manual Sona software  of 2010
http://go.askpsy.nl/board for the sticker

ERCPN FPN dummy application form (to practice)
ERCPN Manual v1 of 2 January 2017


Contact persons for research participation obligation
CoordinatorEef Theunissen

e.theunissen maastrichtuniversity.nl
043-38 81940
UNS40 A2.743


Last modified: Fri, 13/09/2019 - 14:18

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