Data Collection Resources

Connect to severs, get access to software

Researchers can request time in the SBSL by: 

        Phone: 612-625-2064


Collect/Acquire Data

We support researchers in developing data collection or survey instruments with a variety of programs, tools, and delivery methods. 

We can assist with programming and development of data collection tools:
  • Research software, such as z-Tree, PsychoPy, E-Prime, Inquisit, and Qualtrics
  • Custom web- or lab-based applications using Python, Scala, CSS/Javascript, MATLAB, etc.
  • Database design, including schema and query optimization, in mySQL, Postgres, and MSSQL

We also manage several data collection resources:
  • Software and equipment for precise timing in display of stimuli and collection of responses (funded by a grant from OVPR)
  • The Social and Behavioral Sciences Lab (SBSL), located in Anderson Hall
    • 36-station controlled environment computer lab
    • Custom-designed privacy carrels 
    • Support for precision timing/display tasks and real-time group interactions
    • Separate waiting and instruction rooms

Once collected, we can help you find options to safely store and access your data:

  • Consult on appropriate storage for your specific data
  • Provide virtual environments for accessing and analyzing data
  • Work with OIT Data Center Operations to host physical hardware

Ready to start the conversation?

Send an email to or fill out an Online Service Request Form and we’ll be in contact within 24 hrs.

Researchers can request time in the SBSL by: 

        Phone: 612-625-2064

Thanks and we look forward to working together!