FAQ

Who can apply for a free-of-charge data collection (Lab Track)?

Generally, everyone with an academic affiliation can apply. Students can apply as well but need a supervisor belonging to the scientific staff of an academic institution. However, we reserve the right to make decisions per individual case.

 

What is the capacity of the lab? 

There is no simple answer to that question, partly because it depends on other applications submitted during a similar period. If you are unsure and would like to submit your protocol only after you have taken note of it, simply send an email to PreReg(at)leibniz-psychology.org. For online studies, please download this form, fill it out and attach it to your email.  

 

Can I revise my protocol after acceptance?

You cannot revise your protocol after uploading, although it will be possible to add new versions that appear under the same entry (but have separate DOIs). If you need to update your entry, please send the new file and a short change log (max. 255 characters) via email to PreReg(at)leibniz-psychology.org.

 

How long does the peer review for submissions to the Lab Track take?

The feasibility check takes about 2 to 5 days. For peer review, we first identify potential reviewers and invite them to review your submission by sending them your abstract. We ask the reviewers to decide within one week. If they accept, we ask them to submit their review within 3 weeks. If a review is not submitted after 4 weeks, we will send a reminder. After major revisions, we ask for a second round of review (another month). However, the indicated durations may vary.