What people are saying about Gorilla
Gorilla beats every other tool I used (and I have used a lot!)
Dr. Shane Lindsay
University of Hull
I love Gorilla as experiment builder software so much that we’re transitioning our in-lab studies to this too (leaving behind E‑Prime, SuperLab, and PsychoPy).
Dr Rachel Theodore
University of Connecticut
Building up your experiment together with the support team! Whenever you have a doubt, they propose the best solution for your unique experimental design in a matter of hours. They listen to what exactly you need, and summarize how to implement it! Thank you for such a fruitful collaboration. You speed up our science!
PhD candidate, Jagiellonian University
I am massively impressed with Gorilla. Logged on for the first time yesterday at lunchtime. Had a demo experiment ready for students to adapt by 6pm the very same day.
Dr. Jenni Rodd — Senior Lecturer
University College London
My Director and I think that your Gorilla platform is excellent. It took me only two days (with no prior experience) to set up the Experiment from start to finish, with a somewhat complex structure for a list experiment. We will definitely do our online experiments on your platform going forward.
Heidelberg Institute of Global Health
Wow, I love Gorilla… Was just messing around trying to see if it could do what we needed for a project, ended up creating an entire demo version complete with all counterbalancing ready for the real stimuli to be added later. It’s so intuitive and clear. Well done Gorilla!
University of Surrey
Never thought data collection online could be so easy! Thanks to Gorilla for creating a quick and easy solution to online data collection!
University of Iowa
The data output is really good and easy to work with. Far better than Qualtrics!
Dr. Jason Chan
Iowa State University
From an experimental design/coding perspective, this was one of our most challenging Covid studies. Grateful for Gorilla which enabled us to turn a complex design on paper into a workable experiment over the course of a (long) lockdown weekend in 2020.
There are few things in academia that I recommend so wholeheartedly. You managed to create a platform different than anything else that’s available. It’s so intuitive and yet versatile and powerful. Well done and thank you for your great work!
We have our first paper currently under review, which just wouldn’t have been feasible without Gorilla. Thanks for everything you do!
Head of School, Keele University
The suffering free version of running experiments.
Gorilla has quite literally saved my PhD! Everyone I’ve shown it to has been astonished by how easy it is to set up an experiment.
On another note, thank you for the GIFT that is Gorilla — It’s saving us during lockdown!
University of Cambridge
In our local [Berlin] zoo a real Gorilla, Bibi, has just had babies. With Gorilla support I feel just as safe and welcome as these tiny sweeties do in Bibi’s arms.
I used Gorilla to build my MRes experiments which involve participants having their attention trained whilst I measure their reaction times. The program is flexible, easy to use, and the Gorilla support team are fantastic!
Open Materials is so powerful and helpful. I cloned three tasks and adapted another. So that removed half the work I needed to do. It saved me so much time. Special thanks to Eva Poort!
Dr Vivienne Rogers
Senior Lecturer, Applied Linguistics, Swansea University
I finally had some time to sit through the experiment again yesterday and it looks absolutely amazing! And I’m even more amazed that it took me less than two weeks to set it all up. Thanks for making this possible!
Gorilla lets me take my experiments online quickly and efficiently. The clear and straightforward interface allows me to map out the logic of my experimental designs, whilst its modular nature helps me to build and test components as I go. Taking my research online will dramatically increase my sample size, and help me to reach groups under-represented in my field.
Kings College London
The interface for building experiments is very clean and easy to use, even for really complex designs (e.g., counterbalancing, different components, branching based on performance in a given task, redirecting back to Prolific). I can’t say enough good things about their support documentation for researchers; it’s quite lovely.
University of Connecticut
I was a first year PhD student. I needed to create a task which was going to be a real headache. I had to contact the researchers at MIT who had designed it, ask them for their super specific stimuli (which required highly specialised recording equipment to produce), and then design the task exactly as it was written out in their publication. This was my first experiment and I was so stressed out. The surprise? Someone had already built the exact task in Gorilla and shared it on Open Materials. I cloned it and texted my supervisor, ‘Done! What next?
Queen Mary University of London
Gorilla allows us to efficiently collect large, diverse samples of participants that are often unfeasible to obtain in the lab. The task builder makes it possible to build pilot experiments within a short space of time, while also allowing the flexibility to implement more sophisticated psychophysical designs.
Max Rollwage — The MetaLab, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging
University of Middlesex
Gorilla is designed for psychologists, so it has all the relevant options. I’ve found it really easy to use and very flexible.
In the last auditory study I ran online with Gorilla and Prolific, of the 1020 tested participants, we only had to exclude 60 participants (5.9%) due to poor data quality, which included failure to meet our a priori inclusion criteria for accuracy, headphone use, and completed trials. The data quality — once you’ve honed your protocol — is excellent.
Dr Rachel Theodore
University of Connecticut
Gorilla rescued my dissertation! They have the best support team in the world. My experiment required too many customized functions, which is quite time-consuming. However, Gorilla helped me to achieve everything! In order to have a clear understanding of my demand, they arranged a Skype meeting with me and coached me step by step. They reviewed my codes and answered my questions with great patience. Honestly, they are like my second-supervisor. I deeply appreciate this wonderful platform and amazing team!
The traditional ways for higher education students to memorize and recall materials in the visual domains (e.g. in Design & Architecture) can be boring and ineffective. We seek to assist students to learn and engage with visual materials more effectively by utilizing Perceptual Learning (PL). PL refers to experience-induced changes in the extraction of information (Eleanor Gibson, 1969) and it forms the basis of expert pattern recognition ability. Gorilla is a SaaS platform that lets me focus on designing and implementing learning experiments for PL without worrying about the back-end system. It provides a ground for rapid prototyping of various time-sensitive learning activities for PL. A unique advantage of Gorilla is that it provides reliable time indictors to measure participants’ performances effortlessly. Gorilla is a great product with a reasonable learning curve and providing great value to researchers conducting online experiments. Thanks for the great support service, too.
Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Thanks for your quick response! It helped us! … We have made an experiment with help or your excellent program Gorilla. We generated data earlier, it worked perfectly.
University of Utrecht
I’ve had so many problems sending participants to Qualtrics to Pavlovia to Qualtrics and it always goes wrong. It’s so error prone. I’m glad we never have that problem with Gorilla
Gorilla Office Hours Attendee
I don’t have the words to express how impressed I am with the kindness and speediness of you & your team. Thanks a million. I’m a very happy and loyal customer already and will make sure to recommend Gorilla at my upcoming conference later this month.
Pedagogical University of Krakow
Anne-Lene Sax — Wellcome Trust PhD Neural Dynamics
University of Bristol
Really, thank you so much for your help. I’m extremely impressed with everything about Gorilla including your flexibility in finding an option that might work for my circumstances.
University of Glasgow
I’m using Gorilla for a variety of auditory task where participants hear and respond to speech and other sounds. Gorilla is a great platform. Experiments run in web browsers so they can be done anywhere, e.g. an internet-connected computer in the lab or on another continent — no need to compile code or check out expensive licenses from a server. Gorilla streamlines collaboration. Collaborators can log into their own Gorilla accounts to share and view tasks, make edits to the tasks, check experiment progress and download data. The built-in version control ensures we always know exactly which version of a task was run. Support for the platform is phenomenal — Cauldron staff respond quickly to questions and have even created custom features and written bespoke code in order to get things running smoothly.
I am used to coding my own tasks and was expecting to have to code a bit on Gorilla for flexibility, but I was able to construct a full experiment in about a week with no issues at all – I was delighted
Camilla Nord — MRC CBU
University of Cambridge