For a comprehensive summary of SSEL rules and procedures, please click here.

Requirements for Undergraduate Student Use

NYU undergraduate students may use the laboratory for capstone or other research projects if ALL of the following criteria are satisfied:

  1. The student has taken a course in Experimental Methods in the Social Sciences taught at NYUAD or NYUNYC and has earned at least a A- in such a course. Alternatively, students may meet the course requirement by serving as an Undergraduate Researcher at SSEL for a semester. To apply as an Undergraduate Researcher, please email your cv/resume and a letter of application to Arusyak Hakhnazaryan, SSEL Lab Manager and Programmer at arusyak.hakhnazaryan (AT) nyu.edu.

  2. An NYUAD or NYUNYC Faculty Sponsor has agreed to supervise the experimental research project. Both the Student and the Faculty Sponsor have received NYUAD Human Subjects Certification and such certification is on file with SSEL. To receive certification by the CITI program, see https://www.citiprogram.org/. Once certified, please print a pdf version of the certification and email it to Arusyak Hakhnazaryan, SSEL Lab Manager and Programmer at arusyak.hakhnazaryan (AT) nyu.edu and ask to be added as a PI for SSEL.

  3. The project follows the protocol described below.

  4. All experimental sessions will be supervised by SSEL personnel and conducted at times when SSEL personnel can be present.On rare occasions, with the Director of SSEL’s permission, the Faculty Sponsor may substitute for SSEL personnel.

  5. All subject payments must be supervised by SSEL personnel. On rare occasions, with the Director of SSEL’s permission, the Faculty Sponsor may substitute for SSEL personnel.

  6. Students do their own computer programming with the assistance and instruction of SSEL personnel. Before an experiment is scheduled, the student must conduct a trial run in the SSEL laboratory with SSEL personnel demonstrating that the computer program works as the student has promised.

IRB Approval

All experiments conducted in the SSEL Lab, using SSEL laptops off-campus, or using subjects recruited through SSEL must satisfy the SSEL Protocol. Experiments conducted in the lab using the SSEL Protocol have IRB approval if an Experimenter has been officially added as a Principal Investigator with SSEL and received Human Subjects Certification.

Portability

The laboratory has 14 laptops that can be taken outside of NYUAD in order to conduct research by a faculty member or in collaboration with a faculty member. Students cannot use SSEL laptops outside of the lab unless in such collaboration and cannot recruit subjects from the SSEL subject pool for experiments outside of the lab unless they have received special permission from either Rebecca Morton or Chetan Dave.

To Apply

To apply to use the SSEL lab, please click here. If you have any questions please contact Arusyak Hakhnazaryan, SSEL Technical and Operational Manager at arusyak.hakhnazaryan (AT) nyu.edu.