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Human Subject Incentive Program (HSIP)

Many studies are conducted outside of the department subject pool and involve payment to participants. These activities are governed by the policies of the Institutional Review Board. All payments given to study participants need to be processed through the University’s Human Subject Incentive Payments (HSIP) system in Wolverine Access. 

Cash Handling Required Training:

Individuals handling/distributing HSIP are required to take the cash handling online training course titled TME103 Treasury Management-Cash Handling through MY LINC


Graduate Students:

For additional information related to Psychology's HSIP guidelines for graduate students, please use this link.

Graduate students who would like to pay participants from their debit funds or a Rackham award, please contact the SAA office at


Research Labs:

For additional information related to Psychology's HSIP research lab guidelines, please use this link

Labs requesting HSIP should send at least one representative to an HSIP training session. Sessions are regularly held at Wolverine Tower (info here).  

Labs requesting HSIP are required to have documented procedures. For example procedures, please use the following links: [one] [two].  The completed procedures should be sent to the Business Office at


General Information:

For the HSIP System Quick Reference Card, please use this link.

For step-by-step procedures to request an HSIP payment in MPathways, please use this link.

To view university HSIP resources, please visit Human Subject Incentive Program Website.

If you have questions regarding the overall HSIP process, please contact the HSIP Office at

If you have questions regarding the internal process within Psychology, please contact the East Hall Business Office at