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

Generally, everyone with an academic affiliation can apply. Students can apply as well, but they require a supervisor who is a member of the scientific staff at an academic institution. Please note that we reserve the right to make decisions on an individual basis.


What is the capacity of the lab? 

There is no simple answer to this question, partly because it depends on the other applications submitted during the same time frame. If you are unsure and would like to submit your protocol only after knowing whether your study is principally feasible via the Lab Track, please contact us at PreReg(at)leibniz-psychology.org. If you are planning an online study, please download this form, complete it, and include it as an attachment to your email.  


Can I revise my protocol after acceptance?

You cannot revise your protocol after it has been uploaded, 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 brief description of the changes (max. 255 characters) via email to PreReg(at)leibniz-psychology.org.


How long is the peer review process for submissions to the Lab Track?

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 reviews within 3 weeks. If a review is not submitted after 4 weeks, we will send a reminder. In case of major revisions, we ask for a second round of review (an additional month). The specified time periods for this process may vary, however.