The Harvard Digital Lab for the Social Sciences (DLABSS), or the Harvard Digital Lab, is an online experiments and survey community for social science research. With DLABSS you can contribute to Harvard social science from the comfort of your own computer. Thanks to our unique volunteer structure, you can participate in one or as many experiments on DLABSS as you like. By participating in our short Master DLABSS Survey, you can officially join our research pool and take any other experiments without having to  provide your basic information each time. If you are interested in getting more involved with DLABSS research,  join our subject pool and we will reach out to you when there is a new survey or experiment online.

The figures below provide visual representations of the growth and progress Harvard DLABSS has made since its founding in 2014. The participant growth plot is updated frequently to keep participants and researchers up to date with how we are progressing in recruiting new volunteers. The maps keep volunteers and researchers informed on where throughout the world and the US DLABSS volunteers are located. Check back periodically to see how the graphics have changed!

To show our appreciation for your voluntary participation, we raffle a $50 Amazon gift card periodically. The more surveys you complete, the more times you are entered into the lottery. The winner will receive the gift card by email. Check out our blog, Beyond the Bricks, to see what other volunteers think about working with DLABSS.


Please read our FAQs to learn more about how we collect data and feel free to contact us.

How is DLABSS funded?

DLABSS is a program in the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University and is funded by the The Pershing Square Venture Fund for Research on the Foundations of Human Behavior.

Will you share my information?

DLABSS is an online survey research platform used by academic researchers at Harvard University.  We take your privacy seriously. We don't share your information with outside companies. All studies on DLABSS are for academic research only, not for commercial or political use.