About Us

SSRI IBRC lab

The IBRC is a state-of-the-science experimental research lab that manages and administers a variety of resources to social and behavioral science researchers at Duke University.

WHO USES IBRC RESOURCES?

IBRC is available to all faculty, post-doctoral, and student researchers in the social and behavioral sciences at Duke University.

For example:
Psychology and Neuroscience Behavioral Economics
Sociology Anthropology
Marketing Nursing
Political Science Law
Clinical Psychology All SSRI Centers

 

WHAT RESOURCES DOES THE IBRC OFFER?

FACILITIES

Onsite:

IBRC Lab View

  • 5000 square feet of group and individual testing rooms
  • Networked desktop systems with millisecond keyboards for reaction time measurement
  • 4 audio-video recording rooms with high-quality cameras and microphones
  • 2 psychophysiology recording rooms equipped for the measurement of heart rate, blood pressure, skin temperature, galvanic skin response, EMG, ECG, respiration and finger pulse amplitude
  • 1 teaching/seminar room with projector and multiple format AV capability
  • All computers equipped with MediaLab and DirectRT

Mobile:

  • ResearchMobile: A 37-foot mobile laboratory that transports a controlled experimental setting to wherever you may need it! The RM is equipped with 4 soundproofed cubicles, each capable of holding up to two participants and supports laptops, audio-video and psychophysiological recording equipment. (See tab for more information)
  • Mini ResearchMobile: Access to cargo transportation to transport you and your materials to study sites. The lab will provide portable tables and chairs as well.
  • 8 Lenovo laptops running Windows 7 available for off-site data collection
  • All laptops equipped with MediaLab and DirectRT

GRANTS AND SUPPORT

  • $600 participant payment mini-grants (See Start Your Research tab for more information)
  • Administrative support for fund management

PARTICIPANT POOL

  • Participants are Duke undergraduates, graduate students, and community members from across the Triangle
  • Management of pool and study sign ups via SONA software
  • Researchers can set study requirements based on participant characteristics (i.e., age, gender, student vs. community member status) via a prescreen assessment collected from all participants

If you are interested in becoming a member of the IBRC Participant Pool, see the Be a Participant tab for further information.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROGRAM

Before each term (Fall, Spring, and Summer I) the IBRC recruits and screens undergraduate applicants for semester long volunteer research assistantships with various social science faculty and graduate students (See Research Assistant Program tab for more information)

RESEARCH GUIDES

For questions concerning the IBRC lab, please contact Research Coordinator, Tia Tyndal.