The Basic Steps to Using the Online Panel
In order to get your survey up and running, email the lab coordinator with the following information:
Your survey. Share it with the lab coordinator through Qualtrics by using the “collaborate” option, or e-mail him the link to your external website. Make sure it contains a consent form.
Example Consent Form (pdf).
- The IRB approval number
- The target population (e.g. 100 participants, females only, 5+ years work experience, etc.)
- Estimated time to completion
- Compensation amount
- Compensation method (suggested options)
- Confirmation via email to the lab coordinator when subjects are paid
The panel is available to CBS professors, postdocs, and graduate students. Other researchers who wish to use the panel must have a CBS professor as the principal investigator on their IRB protocol.
Until further notice, researchers (or their RAs) will be fully responsible for monitoring the response rates of their surveys. This means that after the initial invitation wave, the lab coordinator will distribute subsequent invitations to panelists only upon researcher request. Researchers should take initiative to keep the lab coordinator informed of response rate every 2-3 days during survey distribution.
We promise our panelists payment within two weeks of a study's conclusion. Read the full payment policy.
If you wish to run an online study using Columbia undergraduate or graduate students please use SONA.
On Data Quality
We recognize that collecting good data online can be challenging, and we put great effort into maintaining a quality panel of participants. Your feedback, suggestions and experiences are a great help!