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What is JATOS

JATOS (Just Another Tool for Online Studies) helps you set up and run your online studies on your own server.

New: MindProbe, a free server for hosting online experiments. Powered by JATOS. Sponsored by the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP) with Journal of Cognition as their official journal and OpenSesame.

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JATOS at a glance

  • Run studies on your own server. This means that you keep complete control over who can access your result data and can comply with your ethics.
  • Studies run on mobile phones, tablets, desktops, and lab computers - any device with a browser.
  • Use tools like jsPsych, lab.js, OSWeb/OpenSesame, or PsyToolkit to prepare your study - or write all HTML / JavaScript / CSS yourself and have full control.
  • Run group studies where multiple workers interact with each other in real-time.
  • It’s GUI-based, so there's no need to use the terminal to talk to your server.
  • Recruit participants via MTurk, Prolific etc.
  • It's open-source and free to use.
  • Manage participants, to e.g. make sure that each participant does your study only once.
  • Export/Import studies to facilitate exchange with other researchers.
  • Use the JATOS API to integrate with your tools
  • You can try out JATOS on cortex, our test server.

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JATOS is free and open-source and released under the Apache 2 Licence. The source code is available on GitHub.

Over 150 studies have sucessfully collected data using JATOS already! Please cite us if you use JATOS for your research.