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Testing External Study Credit Granting Integration

Testing External Study Credit Granting Integration

To test the integration as a researcher, PI, or administrator, go to the study information page on your Sona site, and click the “Sample Link with Embedded ID Code” link. If this link does not appear, then verify you have set up the correct study type (Web Study) and the Study Status is “Online (web) Study: Administered outside the system”.

If the study type is not correct, create a new study of the correct type (Online External Study).

If the study type is correct, but you still do not see the “Sample Link with Embedded ID Code”, then verify you have %SURVEY_CODE% correctly in the Study URL field (review Step 1 of the integration instructions).

Once this link appears properly, click it and take your survey as if you were a participant. When you reach the end of the survey, you should be redirected back to the Sona site. If you are not, then you need to check that you configured the redirect correctly in your online survey (the last step of the integration instructions).

When you are redirected to the Sona site, if you see the message: “No credit given, because you are not a participant, and therefore cannot sign up for this study.”, then it worked! That indicates the system received a code indicating who you are, and it realizes you are not a participant and can’t sign up for the study.

If you see a message like “Invalid Survey Code” or “Invalid Survey Code: -6” then you need to check the last step of the integration instructions again. Most likely, the problem is there. Remember that the redirect URL you paste in from your Sona site to your survey is unique for each study on your Sona site, so you can’t use the same redirect URL for different studies.