External Study Credit Granting with Unipark

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.

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

  1. On your Sona Systems site, change the Study URL so it includes ?a=%SURVEY_CODE% in the URL. So if the Unipark URL is:
    then change it to
  2. Having completed Step 1, the Study Information on your Sona Systems site now displays a URL labeled “Unipark Destination URL”. In Unipark, configure the survey to accept the survey code number, as a user-defined variable. Remember to use lower-case as this is case-sensitive. To do this, go to Project Properties | Survey Options | User-defined Variables and create a new variable of type Integer, and name it “survey_code”. Be sure Unipark labels it p_0001.
  3. In Unipark, go to Questionnaire Editor | Questionnaire | Final Page | Properties, then for the Redirect to Survey section provide the Unipark Destination URL value from your Sona Systems site. (You may simply copy and paste the unaltered value from Sona into Unipark). Then, UN-check the “Automatically add ospe.php3 to URL” and “Add return ticket” options if they are currently checked.