The Psychology Department's research programs is at the core of our strivings for outstanding teaching and cutting edge research. It provides the means by which faculty can continue to accomplish the research that has contributed to the Department’s growing recognition as a research department of first rank and to the Department’s substantial contribution to the development of innovative programs for knowledge development in both the basic and applied arenas. Additionally, it provides the means by which undergraduate students in psychology obtain direct hands-on experience in both the basic and applied arenas of psychology.

The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)

The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) is designed to support collaborations between UM-Flint undergraduate students and faculty researchers. UROP allows students to earn paid (or volunteer), hands-on research experiences working along faculty on cutting-edge projects. Additionally, faculty are afforded the opportunity to mentor enthusiastic and talented students.
Because of the diverse nature of the research conducted at UM-Flint, undergraduate students at any level and from any academic discipline can participate in UROP. Sign up today!

Additional Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Please click here for information regarding internships and undergraduate research opportunities at universities and government agencies.

UM-Flint Institutional Review Board

The UM-Flint Institutional Review Board's (IRB) primary goal is to protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects recruited to participate in research activities conducted under the auspices of the University of Michigan. Please note the following:

All research projects must be approved before investigators may begin any aspect of their project.
All UM-Flint research projects must be submitted through an electronic software program known as the eResearch Regulatory Management System (

All research in which a UM-Flint faculty or staff member or student or other trainee is the principal investigator and all research using UM-Flint facilities or private information should be reviewed and, if approved, monitored, by IRB-Flint.

Occasionally, given the nature of the research or location of subject recruitment, a project may require review by a University of Michigan IRB other than IRB-Flint. Investigators who believe this situation may apply to their project must contact IRB-Flint before submitting an application.

Click here for more information regading the UM-Flint IRB.


PEERRS (the Program for Education and Evaluation in Responsible Research and Scholarship) is a web-based tutorial and certification program for all University of Michigan faculty, staff, or students involved in research. PEERRS is designed to improve your knowledge and awareness of responsible research practices. Each module in the tutorial consists of approximately 20-30 web pages of core material, case studies with questions, and pop-ups with additional information to provide greater depth and elaboration. At the end of each module a brief examination is given to test your knowledge in that particular section.

Certification in PEERRS is required to submit eResearch applications, apply for Office of Research funding opportunities, or to participate in UROP.

To access the PEERRS module, please click on the following link: (opens in a new window). Select the module you plan to take and click the "Register" button in My LINC. Click the "Start" button to begin the module.

* Note: To access the modules, you will need your Ann Arbor "Kerberos" password. If you forgot your Kerberos password or need to create one, you can create it through your SIS (click here for instructions) or contact the ITS Helpdesk.

SONA Research System

Research Participation System (SONA)

The Experiment Management System provides an easy method for you to sign up for studies, and track your progress through the term. Everything is done through the software’s web-based interface, so you can access the system at any time, from any computer, with a standard web browser. Click here for the UM-Flint Psychology Research System (SONA).

Please see the following for more information regarding the SONA Research System:

SONA Participant Tutorial

SONA Researcher Tutorial

APA Style

The rules of APA Style®, detailed in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, offer sound guidance for writing with simplicity, power, and concision. APA Style has been adapted by many disciplines and is used by writers around the world.

Click here to find tutorials, FAQs, and other resources to help you improve your writing, master APA Style, and learn the conventions of scholarly publishing.