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Welcome to BUSSEL!

Brown University Social Science Experimental Laboratory (BUSSEL) allows researchers to run social science experiments, supporting investigations in decision-making and human behavior.

What does BUSSEL do?

BUSSEL is equipped to run both in-person and online experiments. These may involve decision-making tasks, surveys, games, puzzles, interviews, or group activities. In-person experiments usually take place in our Laboratory at the 9th floor of the Science Library. However, due to COVID-19, BUSSEL will be suspending in-person studies.

Online experiments are a recent addition, and require participants to just access our experimental software using any browser. Depending on the type of study, you may moreover be asked to connect with our experimenters via Zoom (or a similar software) for the duration of the study.

Do you want to take part in BUSSEL's research? Click here!

Why join?

Joining BUSSEL is great as:

It's flexible: you choose the date and time that best suit you
It's easy: you need no previous experience or skills, just a valid Brown ID
It's useful: you get a chance to support Brown's world class research
It's paid: you are compensated in cash or gift cards for your time

For more information, please consult our Join page, our FAQs and the laboratory rules and policies.

If you have any questions, please send us an email at