Lab Track

Apply for a free-of-charge data collection

With the submission of your study protocol to Lab Track, you are applying for our cost-free data collection for your proposed study. For accepted protocols, ZPID provides access to quota samples for conducting online studies (PsychLab online) and the opportunity to outsource the data collection of your eye tracking (or any other PC-based) study to our lab in Trier (PsychLab offline). Visit the respective websites to learn more about PsychLab online and PsychLab offline or have a look at our portfolio.

Please note that protocols submitted to the Lab Track must be prepared according to our Author Guidelines. We further need you to provide the materials that are necessary to conduct your study in our lab – either your web-based survey for your online study or your experimental code and stimuli for conducting your eye tracking experiment in our offline lab. Moreover, your planned study must be approved by an ethics review board before data can be collected. For an overview of required materials, also see the Checklist.

Upon submission, we will determine the feasibility of conducting your study in PsychLab. If your planned study is deemed suitable for inclusion in PsychLab, your protocol will be sent out for peer review. The Lab Track review process is similar to the procedures followed by many journals. In case your protocol has already received in-principle acceptance from a journal, ZPID may decide to omit or significantly accelerate the review process.

Once your protocol has been accepted, it will be archived in the repository PsychArchives and the data collection via PsychLab will be initiated. Data that has been collected via Lab Track will be published in the repository PsychArchives either immediately after data collection has been completed or, if you prefer so, after an embargo period.

To watch a video showing the submission process of the Lab Track, click here.