Human Subjects Pool (SONA)

The School of Criminal Justice and Criminology has a Human Subjects Pool for use by faculty and student researchers. Other Texas State University researchers may also apply to use it.

Researchers who wish to conduct research using the Human Subjects Pool must complete the following steps:

  1.  Read the Researcher Guidelines.
  2.  Submit a proposal to the Texas State University Institutional Review Board (IRB).
  3.  Complete the Human Subjects Pool application form.
  4.  Submit the completed Human Subjects Pool application form and the IRB approval form via email to

A decision will be sent to the researcher via email. If approved, the researcher can then begin recruiting participants.