Technology Labs, Studios, and Workshops
Behavioral Technology Lab
The Behavioral Technology Research Lab is a multiuse research space designed to support research into the application of information technology in a variety of areas, including accounting, information systems, management, marketing, and operations.
The lab has one central room (BU 317C) and eight individual rooms. The central room provides 16 partitioned study carrels, each containing one networked computer. There is also a separate discussion table that will eventually be equipped with eight wireless laptop computers. An experimenter computer station with a video projection system will be available shortly.
The eight individual rooms (319A-319H) are each equipped with a networked computer and enable group experiments to simulate a virtual team environment. In addition, four rooms provide video-conferencing equipment and one room is large enough for a small group to use.
The Behavioral Technology Lab should only be used to conduct research and collect data. It is a not a general-purpose computer lab and should not be used for word processing, e-mail, statistical analysis, or other unauthorized applications.
It is critical that lab security be maintained at all times. Only researchers and research subjects are allowed in the lab and only at the reserved times. The door should be kept locked at all other times. Any faculty member or student using the lab is responsible for damage to the room or theft of equipment.
All furniture should be returned to its original location at the end of the reserved time period.
Specialized software can be installed on lab computers, but this software should not interfere with the operation of other applications. The computer’s hard disk will be re-imaged if the machine becomes unreliable and at the end of each semester.
No personal materials should be left in the lab (except as noted below). All surveys, disks, videotapes, and other materials should be removed at the end of the reserved time period. Any remaining materials will be discarded.
Any equipment that is not removed from the lab at the end of the reserved time period becomes the property of the lab. This includes computers, video displays, videoconferencing equipment, audio and video recording equipment, etc. Some faculty may choose to donate equipment to the lab to facilitate their own research as well as the research of their colleagues. This is encouraged, provided the equipment doesn’t compromise the facility’s usability for other research purposes.
The master calendar for the lab is maintained in Outlook/Exchange. You will need to log in to Outlook using your normal user ID and password to reserve space in the lab.
Any times not marked as reserved are available. Remember that the central room (317C) can be booked separately from the individual rooms (319A-319H).
Make a Reservation
Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis up to six weeks in advance. Anyone reserving space should already have study approved by the IU Human Subjects Committee. The maximum amount of time that can be reserved for any one research project (regardless of the number of researchers) is 40 hours per month. Reservations in excess of the 40-hour limit are permitted on a last-minute basis; if space is available 10 days or less in advance of the desired date, additional reservations can be made without limit.
To make a reservation, please contact Danielle Wiilibey at jwillibe [at] indiana [dot] edu. Be sure to specify which room(s) you would like to reserve i.e., the central room (317C) or the individual rooms (319A-319H).
At the end of the semester, all researchers using the lab are asked to report the total number of hours booked and the number of hours actually used to conduct research. Any person who fails to accurately report usage or has used less than 50 percent of the total time he or she booked in the lab during a given semester will lose the opportunity to reserve time in the following semester.
Operational details such as scheduling are handled by Danielle Willibey at jwillibe [at] indiana [dot] edu. Policy issues and the issuing of keys are handled by Professor Ray Burke and Professor Alan Dennis.