The Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences (BMS) faculty has a laboratory available in which (behavioural) scientific experiments can be carried out. The BMS lab is located on the first floor (floor 2) in the B wing of the Cubicus building. The lab consists of seven small rooms (cubicles – see photo below) and a larger, group-research room, which can be observed from an adjacent room through a two-way mirror.
Since 2013, the research rooms have been available for use free of charge but they do need to be reserved. The cubicles are highly suitable for conducting experiments on a computer and are equipped with furniture, modern PCs and a video-observation system. The rooms can also be darkened. A laptop is available in two of the rooms. Please note: these cubicles do not contain monitors or keyboards. These so-called mobile cubicles can be reserved for use as research rooms but it is also possible to use the laptops to conduct experiments at other locations. Headphones are available to play music/audio clips without causing noise interference to other experiments (see Additional Monitoring Equipment). It is also possible, for example, to record EEG (photo 1) or skin-conductivity (photo 2) measurements.
Researchers are personally responsible for storing their data. If you make use of a cubicle, we recommend that you make a back-up of any data you have collected at the end of each day (on a USB stick, for example). The lab computers offer no provision for data back-up. In addition, in the case of operational problems with the computers all software will be reinstalled – resulting in the loss of all data. So, please make sure that you have back-ups of all your data!
Test subjects are often students from the BMS faculty. They can be recruited via the Test Subject Pool system. To include your study in this system, you need to fill in an application form. You can find this form, along with more information on the system, at https://utwente.sona-systems.com. Students can use the same system to register for research and receive so-called test-subject credits in return for their participation. As a researcher, you may also choose to pay test subjects for their participation. The payment guideline is € 6.00 per hour.
- Informed consent form
- Test-subject pool research proposal form
- Test-subject system manual for researchers
- Direct link to the test-subject system
To reserve cubicles, you must fill in a Cubicles reservation form (see link below) and send it by e-mail to:
Jasmine Verenjans-van der Weerd
Secretariat department CPE
Room B322 (Cubicus)
Tel: (053) 489 3611
For questions on the management of cubicles and additional equipment, please contact:
Room B320 (Cubicus)
Tel: (053) 489 4173
If a new program needs to be installed, this should be communicated to Suzanne Vosslamber at least five working days before the research begins.
You may make use of questionnaires from the test-o-theek during your research.