The Behavioral Technology Research Lab is a multiuse research space designed to support research into the application of information technology at the individual, group, and organizational levels in a wide variety of research domains, such as accounting, information systems, management, marketing, and operations.
Located in Hodge Hall, the lab has one central room (HH 4049) providing 19 partitioned study carrels, each with one networked computer. There is also an experimenter computer station with video projection capabilities to two wall-mounted monitors.
- 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, email, statistical analysis, or other unauthorized applications.
- It is critical that lab security be maintained at all times. Only researchers and research subjects should be 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 will be held responsible for damage to them 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 computers in the lab, 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, etc., should be removed at the end of the reserved time period. Any remaining materials will be discarded. (This is the same convention that instructors generally follow when teaching in a classroom.)
- 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 as long as the equipment does not compromise the facility’s usability for other research purposes.)
Check availability and make a reservation
Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis up to six weeks in advance of the desired dates. Anyone reserving space should already have their 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; that is, if space is available 10 days or less in advance of the desired date, additional reservations can be made without limit (because it is presumed that the space would otherwise go unused).
To check availability or make a reservation, please contact Danielle Willibey (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Operational details such as scheduling and issuing of keys are handled by Danielle Willibey (email@example.com). Policy issues are handled by Professor Ray Burke (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Professor Alan Dennis (email@example.com).