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Welcome, UCB Researchers!

A Few Benefits of Conducting Experiments at the Xlab

  • Administrative and technology support from Xlab staff
  • Access to a pool of over 5,000 registered subjects consisting of UCB students, staff, and alumni
  • Grants are available for subject payments
  • Dedicated and experienced staff
  • See a full list of benefits and the details under Benefits of Xlab

Researcher Collaboration

Sometimes it is useful to piggyback studies: run more than one study in an experimental session, for compounding short studies or ease of recruitment purposes. In order to make it easier to find other researchers interested in running studies at the same time as you, please use this spreadsheet and access with your berkeley.edu CalNet account.

Simplicity of Xlab

"It really is incredible how well-oiled of a machine this is. Any little thing that says like, 'oh, you to tell them ten days in advance,' is because they [Xlab staff] are going to recruit 36 subjects and those 36 subjects will be sitting lined up outside [the lab] waiting to come in and they will come, assemble into their little rows, the experiment will start and bam, in 40 minutes you will magically have 36 data points. Then they get paid and leave. I really can't say enough how incredible this system is. "
        — Professor Dana Carney (3/7/14)

Eligibility of Researchers

Registered graduate students, faculty, and official visiting scholars or postdocs in the University of California, Berkeley.



Part I: XLab Presentation for Prospective Researchers

Follow along with the Part 1 Introductory Presentation slides (pdf)

Part II: Experiment Design by John Morgan

Follow along with the video: Part 2 slides on Experiment Design (pdf)