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The PIMCO Decision Research Laboratories at the Roman Family Center for Decision Research allow behavioral scientists to better understand how people form judgments and make decisions.

Our Campus Lab is housed in the Harper Center on the University of Chicago's Hyde Park campus. Studies are conducted in person, pay $15+ in cash, and are open to students, staff, and faculty of the University of Chicago. 

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Chicago Booth Harper Center
5807 S Woodlawn Ave (map)
Suite C74 - Classroom/Lower Level

How to Participate

Who is eligible: Students, faculty, and staff of the University of Chicago are able to participate at this location.

Hours: Thursdays & Fridays, 11am-5pm

Pay: You are guaranteed to earn $15 or more in cash. 

Appointments: As of January 1, 2023, appointments are required to take studies at the Campus Lab. Appointments last 90 minutes or less, during which you'll take multiple surveys & studies.

Make Appointment

Visit once per calendar month: new studies are offered each calendar month. Participants are eligible to take studies one 90-minute session per month. 


Email List

Join the Campus Lab email list to learn about upcoming study opportunities, bonuses, and more.


Fundraise for Your RSO

Are you a member of an RSO, team, or charitable organization? Raise money for your organization by taking paid studies at the Campus Lab!

How it works: Members take paid behavioral science studies at the center’s Campus Lab, then their pooled earnings are delivered to the RSO to use however they choose. Study appointments pay $15 per person plus bonuses. Learn more.

To get started, fill out this form on behalf of your RSO.  


For Researchers

University of Chicago researchers can learn more about conducting research at the Hyde Park location at this password-protected information page (requires a CNetID).

If you are a researcher interested in using the lab and do not have a CNetID, please email the Campus Lab.

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