For researchers

BLUE is available to academic researchers at the University of Edinburgh and elsewhere for experiments with a scientific purpose. The laboratory has 38 fully partitioned work-stations.

To conduct an experiment at BLUE, please follow these steps:

1. Read the following documents:

2. Contact the lab director

3. Obtain ethical approval:

4. Test the experiment: BLUE has pre-installed z-Tree but can accommodate other software (oTree etc). Please ensure that all code for the experiment is tested in advance.

5. Arrange payment to the School of Economics.

6. Run a pilot experiment: a pilot experiment is typically one session carried out two weeks before the actual experiment.

7. Conduct the experiment.