About research services

The main aim of HUME lab is to provide opportunities and tools for experimental research in Humanities and Social Sciences.
To researchers we offer fully functional facilities and support for conducting their own projects. On this page you can learn about:

  • First steps before collaboration
  • Research project consulting
  • Research collaboration
  • Specialised equipment
  • Using HUME lab facilities
  • Participant recruitment
  • Workshops and courses

Services for researchers

All research projects conducted in HUME lab or with the use of its equipment have to go through 3 preliminary steps:
1. Contact
2. Approval
3. Agreement

1. Default use of HUME lab is on collaborative basis. There is no charge for the use of equipment or facilities, the pragmatics of research execution however usually ask for supervision from the lab staff or someone from the core research teams, so partial affiliation of the research outcome to HUME lab. If interested in conducting research in HUME lab facilities or using its equipment, please contact us by filling up this short form. Please fill the form even if you already collaborated with HUME lab in the past. We will contact you to inquire about the stage of your research proposal and ask for further details. This stage should lead to submission of a research proposal for approval. You can download template of the protocol (and consent form)

Final version of the protocol and Consent form should be submitted via email (hume.lab (at) phil.muni.cz). We also ask researchers to seek an IRB approval for the project at this point, as it is a necessary condition for the research to be conducted in HUME lab. 

2. The protocol will be sent to the Executive Board of HUME lab to provide feedback and decide about the approval for realisation of the project. Upon approval of the research project by Executive board, researchers are contacted to agree on details of collaboration and access.

3. The agreement is a formal settlement of agreed terms of conduct and outcomes of the project. It usually comprises of short description of researcher's entitlements and obligations and specifies the expected affiliation ratio of the outcome publication(s).

Make sure you went through three simple steps described in "Before we start".

As already described, default use of HUME lab is on collaborative basis. Every research needs are specific, therefore  most of the collaboration is made in close communication with the lab team. You can always discuss your projects with members of our research groups. For detail planning of your experiments see facility accessibility and our available equipment

Make sure you went through three simple steps described in "Before we start".

We are able and willing to help you with your research project. Especially if you have similar research interests as our research groups or if you have already worked with some of our equipment

Default use of HUME lab is on collaborative basis. There is no charge for the use of equipment or facilities, but make sure you went through three simple steps described in "Before we start". After we discuss together your research and finalise our agreement, borrowing the necessary technology is quite easy.

See research technology in detail and also facility accessibility. Also please remember to fill <přístrojový deník> after you will return any device used during your research.

Make sure you went through three simple steps described in "Before we start".

The facility is located at the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University (Brno) and constructed to be multifunctional with adjustable spaces solely dedicated to and specially equipped for diverse types of research and research designs in Experimental. There are several cutting-edge systems, software solutions, and a whole range of technical equipment which can be used and combined according to the needs and specifications of the specific research design.

See facility accessibility and also research technology in detail.

Make sure you went through three simple steps described in "Before we start".

If you need help with getting participants from different focus groups or demographics, we are offering consultation and help with getting and managing participants. Whether it is by sharing best-practice experiences, helping you with formulating the call for participants, sharing your call on our media channels and our study groups or providing tools for better time management. Let us know what are your research needs - contact us.

 

Apart from the research we do organise workshops and guest lectures. If you are interested in suggesting a talk/workshop yourself let us know. Also if you want to be informed about upcoming events, you can sign up to our newsletter or follow our FB channel.

 

Please don't forget to let us know, that your research was published. We will share it here on website and on our other media channels.

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