CBESS members conduct decision-making experiments both in field and laboratory settings. To support laboratory experiments, the Centre operates and maintains a state-of-the-art laboratory on the UEA campus which is used exclusively for experiments. The laboratory can be used separately to support multiple experiments being conducted on the same day, or can be used jointly to support larger sessions. Currently, CBESS members conduct 10-20 experiment sessions per week.
In addition to the laboratory, the Centre provides a range of supporting services to researchers, to simplify and streamline the mechanics of conducting experiments. CBESS employs two research associates, who are responsible for the day-to-day management of the physical laboratories. The research associates also manage the database of over 1000 registered participants, and provide end-to-end support on all aspects of interacting with participants, including invitations, payment, and management of the Centre's session history. The research associates are also available for further support in designing experiments and carrying out software development, testing, and deployment.
CBESS' first dedicated laboratory facility, the ZICER lab is located centrally on campus on Floor 02 of the Zuckerman Institute for Connective Environmental Research (ZICER) building. The spacious laboratory hosts 34 participant stations separated by a modular partitioning system to permit some flexibility in bespoke arrangement. There are two stations reserved for experimenter use.
CBESS invites researchers from other universities and associations to hire our facilities for carrying out their own experiments.
For further details or to initiate booking your experimental sessions in the CBESS laboratories, contact the Director, Dr Anders Poulsen, at A.Poulsen@uea.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 1603 591066.