ExCESS provides world-class research facilities and technical support, essential for researchers designing experimental studies. Our work is closely affiliated with ESSEXLab, a pioneering laboratory at the University of Essex, dedicated to social science researchers and open to all members of the University community and beyond.
ExCESS grants funding for pilot research taking place in the laboratory or in the field. We also host design workshops for researchers to present their experimental designs and receive feedback before they commence data collection. Each summer we hold an experimental workshop involving leading researchers from around the world.
"Controlled experiments are an invaluable tool for understanding human judgment and decision-making. ExCESS is an interdisciplinary centre that brings together a vibrant community of experimental researchers from across the social sciences. Our members publish in leading academic journals, influence policy, and frequently appear in the media."