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Build your dream study

On Volunteer Science, the full power of the web and computational tools are at your fingertips to build the study you want. Do you want to do a large-group experiment? You can! Do you want to do a longitudinal survey study? You can! Do you want to do a survey, a bargaining experiment, and then an implicit cognition study? You can!

You don't have to know how to code to do research on Volunteer Science.

The quickest way to create a new application with Volunteer Science is to use one of our existing templates. Templates allow you to customize study behavior by setting parameters that control the template functionality. All you have to do is select the template you want. It's a one-click study.

We have templates for economic bargaining, implicit cognition, group decision-making, and even using social media. This guide shows you how to use our templates.

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The full power of the web is at your fingertips.

You may have an idea for an idea for a study that our templates don't cover. Our API makes complex funcitons easy to use. You can create a chatroom in 16 lines of code. You can collect Facebook data with a single function call.

Or, you may wish to use packages or features we don't support natively yet like mouse-tracking; eye-tracking; or voice recording. You can use any packages or libraries that can be rendered in a browser, whether Unity, Java, javascript, or Flash. This guide shows you how to create multi-player Volunteer Science study from scratch.

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That's Okay! We integrate with platforms like Qualtrics, RShiny, and Ztree.

We know we're not the only platform around. That's why we've made it easy for you to embed studies from other platforms into Volunteer Science studies. All you need to do is find hosting for your study and make sure you have SSL Encryption to protect your subjects' data!

Trust us! We do this all the time.

We've built over 50 studies, ranging from image-tagging and multiplayer problem solving to extension-based field experiments. If you have an idea for an online study, send us a message at A custom study typically costs $3,000 to $6,000 and can be ready in less than one week.