Erfurt Laboratory for Empirical Research

Research at ErfurtLab

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Erfurt Laboratory for Empirical Research
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After it had to be cancelled in 2020 due to Corona, there will be a new edition of the Erfurt Science Slam, the popular science lecture competition of the University of Erfurt. On 3 November, it's "Science on stage" again in the theatre "Die…

Cornelia Betsch, Heisenberg Professor of Health Communication at the University of Erfurt, will be honoured with the German Psychology Award 2021. The award, endowed with 10,000 euros, will be presented on 25 November in Berlin.

The Free State of Thuringia is funding the project "KEEP-Panel Thuringia: Cognitive development of decision-making competence and social participation" at the University of Erfurt. The project receives further financial support with additional 39,000…

The World Health Organisation (WHO) describes vaccination refusal - the delay or refusal of vaccinations without medical indication - as a serious threat to the health of people worldwide. It attributes the phenomenon primarily to misinformation on…

About the ErfurtLab

The Erfurt Laboratory for Empirical Research provides a professional research environment for all areas of behavioral research at the University of Erfurt. In addition to the technical and spatial infrastructure, we offer comprehensive support for planning, design and implementation of empirical studies in various contexts.

The most important task of the ErfurtLab is to provide and sustainably expand professional research resources that meet the highest scientific standards. To this end, 15 rooms on over 400 square metres are available for laboratory experiments, surveys, group interviews and other forms of data collection. Lab West and Lab North together offer more than 40 interview places in computer booths. In addition, the ErfurtLab has instruments for measuring eye movement (eye tracking) and for measuring heart rate and skin resistance. In additional rooms, the necessary equipment for observing and recording group discussions or individual conversations is provided. 

The ErfurtLab also promotes scientific transparency and the sustainable collection of research data by consistently establishing and implementing the principles of open science. This includes the pre-registration of studies and the free and easy availability of research materials and research data.  The handling of research data is based on the principles of fair data management. Our aim is to ensure that all data collected in the ErfurtLab is findable, accessible, interoperable and re-usable. The main focus of all investigations in the ErfurtLab is on the responsible treatment of participants and compliance with standards of good scientific practice and data protection.


Behavioral Research at ErfurtLab