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.

To show our appreciation for your participation, we raffle a $50 Amazon gift card every month. The more surveys you complete, the more times you are entered into the lottery, and the higher your chances of winning. 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.

The plot below provides a visual representation of the growth and progress Harvard DLABSS has made since its founding in 2014. It is updated each week to keep participants and researchers up to date with how we are progressing. Check back in a few weeks to see how the plot has changed!

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

DLABSS is a program in the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University