Researcher Eligibility

You are eligible to use BRL resources if:

MIT seal and silhouettes of people crossing a city street. The BRL is open to all MIT-affiliated faculty, staff, and graduate students hoping to conduct in-lab or online studies involving human subjects.

1. You are an MIT-affiliated faculty member, staff member, postdoc, or graduate student;

— AND —

2. You plan to conduct behavioral research involving human subjects, either in-lab or online.

What Does the BRL Offer?


Lab
Facilities

Use our lab space, equipment, and software for behavioral experiments, computer-based studies, focus groups, interviews, and other research activities.

Online Study
Resources

Hoping to conduct online surveys and experiments? Come to us for information on crowdsourcing platforms, panel vendors, research software, etc.

Support &
Administration

We are here to help you launch and run your studies as smoothly as possible. Contact us anytime to discuss your upcoming research project!

Lab Facilities

Use our lab space, equipment, and software for behavioral experiments, computer-based studies, focus groups, interviews, and other research activities.


Online Study Resources

Hoping to conduct online surveys and experiments? Come to us for information on crowdsourcing platforms, panel vendors, research software, etc.


Support & Administration

We are here to help you launch and run your studies as smoothly as possible. Contact us anytime to discuss your upcoming research project!


Participant
Pool

Collect data from the 10,000+ individuals in our participant pool. You can make your studies available to everyone, or just those who meet certain criteria.

Sona
Systems

Gain access to Sona Systems, a research management platform that allows you to post studies, schedule lab sessions, contact participants, and more.

Recruitment
Assistance

We will promote your studies to prospective participants through multiple channels so that you can reach your recruitment goals successfully.

Participant Pool

Collect data from the 10,000+ members of our participant pool. You can make your studies available to everyone, or just those who meet certain requirements.


Sona Systems

Gain access to Sona Systems, a research management platform that allows you to post studies, schedule lab sessions, contact participants, and more.


Recruitment Assistance

We will promote your studies to prospective participants through multiple channels so that you can reach your recruitment goals successfully.


Research
Community

Our seminars provide an opportunity for researchers like you to share and learn about study findings, best practices, and helpful resources.

Regular
Upgrades

We make enhancements to our facilities and services regularly to ensure that you have an excellent experience conducting studies through the BRL.

No Extra
Fees

All of the resources listed in this section are available to MIT-affiliated researchers for free. We will not charge you any service fees or overhead costs.

Lunch Seminars

Our lunch seminars provide an opportunity for researchers like you to share and learn about study findings, best practices, and helpful resources.


Regular Upgrades

We make enhancements to our facilities and services regularly to ensure that you have an excellent experience conducting studies through the BRL.


No Extra Fees

All of the resources listed in this section are available to MIT-affiliated researchers for free. We will not charge you any service fees or overhead costs.


Explore Your Next Steps

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