Behavioral Lab Access


The Center for Decision Research at Chicago Booth is granting access to two behavioral laboratories, Spring-Summer 2017

Dear Colleagues,

The Center for Decision Research (CDR) at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business is renewing our “Call for Studies” for Spring and Summer 2017. We offer researchers at other institutions an opportunity to conduct behavioral science research in two of our laboratories – one on the UChicago campus (college student and community participants), and the other in downtown Chicago (˜50% college students from colleges and trade schools, ˜50% general public; very diverse in ethnicity and age). We have now run studies for researchers at 25 institutions in ten different countries!

Eligible studies will be added to our labs’ offerings to our participants, and we will cover the bulk of the overhead costs associated with conducting the study (i.e., facilities and equipment costs, costs of RA time spent in actual data collection). You will only be responsible for the generation of the materials, the payment of participant compensation (typically, we pay $1 per every 5 minutes of participation), and the cost of minimal RA time spent in preparing your study to run (a flat rate of $50 per study for our RAs’ time spent in preparing and submitting materials to our IRB, and other study-related preparations).

Priority will be given to studies that:

  • Have, or be very close to having: 1) IRB approval at your institution, and 2) a protocol ready for us to submit to our local IRB for approval.
  • Are non-urgent: we must prioritize research conducted by members of the CDR, so the studies you submit to us must be able to tolerate a somewhat variable pace of data collection.
  • Are simple. We will offer basic research assistance, but cannot support complicated protocols that would require extensive RA training. If you are local and can provide your own trained RA(s), this requirement can be relaxed. It is also possible for us to hire RAs to run more complex studies, if you are able to provide the necessary funds.

If you have one or more studies that you would like to run in our labs during this data collection drive, please complete the following online request form:

If you are interested in receiving information about future data collection drives from the CDR, you can sign up for our listserv:

You may contact me or Becky White ( with any questions you may have.


Justin F. Landy, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher/Manager of Outreach
Center for Decision Research
University of Chicago Booth School of Business