Welcome to the Social Science Research Laboratory
The Cornell Department of Sociology maintains and operates the Social Science Research Laboratory in 301 Uris Hall. The SSRL is a general resource for faculty and graduate students to run experiments with human subjects on a broad range of inquiries. Recent studies using SSRL include research on gender, collective action, and group processes. Information on the history of the SSRL can be found here.
The Social Science Research Laboratory is a general resource for faculty and graduate students who use the experimental methodology to investigate social phenomena.
How to Sign Up for a Cornell Social Science Research Laboratory Study
- Register with the Cornell Social Science Research Laboratory at
- Select "Request an account here" in the bottom left of the page
- Enter your first and last name. This is used to assign participation credits
- Enter in a "User ID" per the specifications described
- Enter your Cornell email address. ONLY Cornell email addresses are accepted
- Select "Request an Account"
- A confirmation email will be sent to your Cornell email address containing your log-in information.
- Log in to view available studies and select participation time slots.
If you have any questions regarding experimental participation, please contact Kristen Koch at email@example.com.
How to Become a Research Assistant
Are you considering graduate school or a job that requires research? Being a lab assistant can improve your chances of admission and having research experience can boost your resume. In some cases, there are paid positions for undergraduate research assistants.
Send your resume and a brief Statement of Interest to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
How to obtain permission to perform your research in the SSRL
The Social Science Research Laboratory is a shared-space that is open to both faculty and graduate students. If you would like to use the SSRL in your research, you will need to follow these steps:
- Meet with the SSRL's Director, Matthew Brashears (email@example.com), to discuss your research project and needs. If your project is approved, you will be passed on to the next step.
- Obtain human subjects clearance for your research. We will need the protocol ID number and IRB expiration date before you may use the SSRL facility.
- Contact the SSRL manager, Kristen Koch (firstname.lastname@example.org), to schedule your lab use.
Researchers may make use of the SSRL free of charge, but are asked to distribute recruitment flyers to add to the SSRL's respondent pool. These flyers can be downloaded here.
Journals of Interest
Interested in learning more about experimental social science? These journals are free to peruse through the campus library system.
Social Psychology Quarterly
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
Journal of Evolution and Human Behavior
American Journal of Sociology
American Sociological Review
Journal of Experimental Economics
General Inquiries: email@example.com