External Study Credit Granting with QuestionPro

While these instructions refer to “credit granting”, they work for both credit and paid studies. For paid studies, participation will be marked (instead of credit granted) just like with any other paid study. Note that some of the features used for this integration require a paid version of QuestionPro, as the Automatic Redirect feature is not available with the free version.

Here are the basic steps, which are subject to change (since the product is controlled by QuestionPro):

  1. On your Sona Systems site, change the Study URL so it includes ?custom1=%SURVEY_CODE% in the URL. So if the QuestionPro URL is:
    then change it to
  2. Having completed Step 1, the Study Information on your Sona Systems site now displays a URL labeled “QuestionPro Automatic Redirect URL”. In QuestionPro, configure the Select Finish option in Settings | Finish Options (like in the image below). Choose the Automatic Redirect option, and provide the QuestionPro Automatic Redirect Website Address from the Sona system in the Website Address field. By doing this, QuestionPro will put in the survey_code number passed to it.
  3. If Steps 1 and 2 were completed correctly, then QuestionPro will add in the parameter automatically when it redirects the user. So if the QuestionPro Automatic Redirect Website Address will look something like this:

These features are described on QuestionPro’s site at the following URLs:

QPro custom variables in URLs https://www.questionpro.com/help/131.html