I have registered on the website, what happens next?

During our registration, our staff will sign your child in our database. Your child’s data will be stored in a secure, password-protected database, accessible only to researchers and assistants. All of our research is conducted in a specific age zone when there is a research starting in the age of your child, we will contact you by phone. During the telephone consultation we try to find the best time for the family to visit. Participation is, of course, voluntary for all our research and can be modified or canceled at any time. The data will be stored for a maximum of 3 years or until the child reaches the age of 5. You can read our Data Privacy Policy here.


What safety precautions has the Babylab taken regarding COVID-19?

Our lab has taken safety precautions such as increased disinfection of surfaces and toys, ensuring continuous street ventilation of rooms, and so on.

The experimenters wear face masks during testing, which is also mandatory for children’s companions.

When our staff contacts you to make an appointment to participate in one of our research, we will inform you in detail about our actions. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our colleagues at babalabor@ppk.elte.hu.


What do we need to bring when coming to the BabyLab?

No official document and no participation fee in the research is required.


Can the sibling come?

Yes of course, we are glad to welcome small and big siblings and family members. The accompanying brothers and sisters also have the attention of our assistant during the research period, and there are also many games waiting for them as well in the playroom.


Can I change the diapers and breastfeed my baby in the lab?

Yes of course, we try to adapt to the baby’s daily routine and needs. We can provide a separate room upon request.


Are there any risks of the experiments?

None. Our experiments are completely safe, they are much like a playhouse experience. Our experiments are made in a fun, playful situation for the babies. You can stay with your baby all the time, during most of the experiments mothers keep babies sitting in their lap. Of course, at the request of a parent, the experiments can be interrupted at any time, or if we see that the baby is feeling unwell, the test is discontinued.


How can I be informed of the results?

Completion of a baby test is usually a long process: after the examinations, the researchers are still working on data processing and statistical calculations. While data is being processed, the recordings of the experiments are preserved in the Psychological Institute. The results will be published in the form of scientific lectures and studies, and will be made available here on our website as well. We also send a report via e-mail to the participating families Your child’s data is handled confidentially, in these studies the results are analyzed solely in summary, your child will not be mentioned specifically and will not be identified in any way.


What shall I do if I no longer want to participate in the experiments?

The participation is always voluntary. If you no longer wish to participate in our experiments, please write to babalabor@ppk.elte.hu and we will delete your registration .