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SONA Subjects Pool

The School of Criminal Justice and Criminology has its own Human Subject Pool. 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) at
  3.  Complete the Human Subjects Pool application form.
  4.  Submit the completed Human Subjects Pool application form and a copy of the IRB approval form via email to:
  5.  If approved, the primary researcher will be notified via email. The researcher can then begin recruiting participants using the web site: If the application is not approved, an explanation will be provided via email.

Only researchers affiliated with Texas State University are permitted to use the SCJC Human Subjects Pool. Requests from researchers outside of the School may apply for consideration to use the Human Subjects Pool. For details, please send email to: