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Research Advisory Committee


Mission Statement

The role of the Research Advisory Committee (RAC) shall be to nurture a primary purpose of the Society to "advance the science of psychology." While students primarily experience research at their home institutions, Psi Chi can nurture this purpose through fostering research opportunities for our members.

Purpose Statement

The RAC will advise Psi Chi about projects and initiatives including making suggestions for partnerships, building research skills, or participation opportunities that would benefit the Society and its members. The RAC will also make recommendations to Psi Chi on ways to help members take advantage of the changes in the methods of designing, recruiting, and administering research. Though scientific advances are dynamic, the following areas will be initially pursued:

  1. Development, maintenance, and promotion of members posting research on the Society website.
  2. Fostering collaborative research between members at different institutions.
  3. Recommending and promoting crowdsourcing science research projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Participate in quarterly conference calls as scheduled.
  • Review and devise methods for managing the Participate in Research page Psi Chi's website to maximize value and efficiency.
  • Review and make recommendations related to methods or increasing collaboration between member researchers across institutions.
  • Review and make recommendations related to crowdsourcing science research projects (c.f., Reproducibility Project, Many Labs, Archival Project, CREP, and International Situations Project).
  • Proactively communicate ideas for other important activities that would foster better science practices.

View articles related to the "Promotion of Research."

John E. Edlund, PhD

John E. Edlund, PhD

Psi Chi Research Director

Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)
Biographical Information

Megan Suzanne Irgens
NICE Chair
University of Arizona

Kelly Cuccolo
NICE Past-Chair
University of North Dakota

Gabriela Heermans
Koc University

Shannon McGillivray
Weber State University

April Staples
Weatherford College

Jordan Wagge
Avila University

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