The Columbia Experimental Laboratory for Social Sciences (CELSS) is an interdisciplinary resource for Columbia researchers in Economics, Political Science, Sociology, SIPA, and the Business School, as well as the Barnard Economics department. Its goal is to facilitate experimental research in the social sciences, with a focus on computer-based experiments, whether physically located in CELSS’ lab, or web-based.

In line with the rest of Columbia University, CELSS' space is now physically closed because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

CELSS' Lab Manager (Silvio Ravaioli, celss-manager@columbia.edu), and Programming Consultant (Nithya Swaminathan, ns3276@columbia.edu) can be contacted remotely. 

For the Fall 2020 semester, the programming consultant is available on Modays (4.30-7pm) and Fridays (2-4.30pm). Please contact her by email beforehand to confirm the availability to meet on Zoom.

Please check regularly our web page for updates.


Columbia IRB Town Hall - Slides available

The slides about the ramp-up of human subjects research are now available here.

Future updates will be posted on the Columbia Research website.