About Us

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


The IBRC is a part of the Social Science Research Institute but is available to all faculty, post-doctoral, graduate and undergraduate student researchers in the social and behavioral sciences at Duke University.




IBRC Lab View

  • Group and individual testing rooms with computers
  • Updated video cameras 
  • Millisecond keyboards for reaction time measurement
  • 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 65 inch TV and multiple format AV capability
  • Computers equipped with MediaLab, DirectRT, E-Prime, and Inquisit
  • 8 Lenovo laptops for off-site data collection
  • 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)


  • The IBRC offers a limited number of $600 mini-grants exclusively for participant payment to researchers utilizing IBRC resources. (If interested, follow the steps listed on the Start Your Research tab)
  • Research design and analysis support
  • Equipment information and training 


  • The IBRC offers access to the Duke Behavioral Research Participant Pool to researchers utilizing IBRC resources
  • Participants are Duke undergraduates, graduate students, and staff as well as 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 participant in the Duke Behavioral Research Participant Pool, see the Be a Participant tab for further information.


  • The IBRC offers a Research Assistant Program to faculty, post-docs, and graduate student researchers who have used our lab before. This program offers an opportunity for Duke undergraduate students to be matched with a researcher for a semester-long volunteer research assistantship.  
  • Before each term (Fall, Spring, and Summer I) the IBRC recruits and screens undergraduate applicants for our available research assistantships. (If you are interested in applying to be an RA, see the Research Assistant Program tab for more information)
  • If you are a researcher interested in getting matched with an RA, before each term (Fall, Spring, and Summer I) the IBRC will reach out to all researchers who have used the lab to ask if you would like to request an RA. 

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