Data Collection Resources

Connect to severs, get access to software


Researchers can request time in the SBSL by: 


        Phone: 612-625-2064

        Email: surveys@cla.umn.edu 

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 surveys@umn.edu 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
        Email: 
surveys@umn.edu


Thanks and we look forward to working together!