Research activities are studies that students participate in three times a year and take the form of online surveys.
Research activities are created by Research Network researchers interested in generating scientific insights about the success and well-being of kids.
Our researchers include well-known and emerging experts in adolescent development, behavioral economics, neuroscience, sociology, and other disciplines from a wide range of universities around the country. Character Lab vets researchers on our network through a rigorous application process and supports researchers throughout the research process.
Character Lab also supports underrepresented researchers, including researchers of color, those from low-income backgrounds, and early-career researchers.
Schools engage in research three times per school year—in the fall, winter, and spring. Exact dates for the upcoming school year are determined every spring with input from districts and are communicated to schools over the summer.
Schools schedule 30 minutes for students to participate during activity windows.