Frequently Asked Questions about the IONS Discovery Lab

What is the cost for participating in IONS Discovery Lab (IDL)?

There is no extra cost for having your group participate in the Core Measures and receiving your report.

Are there additional measures I can purchase?

In addition to the Core Measures, the IDL team offers extra measures to help you understand how effective your modality is and/or how it works. The Additional Measures we currently offer and their associated costs are:

  • EEG (64 channel) – $200 per person/per time point*
  • EEG (4 Channel) – $80 per person/per time point
  • EKG (Heart Rate + Variability) – $75 per person/per time point
  • GSR (Skin Conductance) – $70 per person/per time point
  • Respiration – $50 per person/per time point
  • Temperature – $50 per person/per time point
  • Eye Tracking & Pupil Dilation – $120 per person/per time point
  • Voice Analysis – $60 / Person
  • Salivary Alpha Amylase – $120 per person/per time point
  • Questionnaire (Simple Scoring: <40 items) – $200 per Questionnaire/per time point**
  • Questionnaire (Complex Scoring: >40 items) – $350 per Questionnaire/per time point**

Prices include data collection, analysis, and report.

* Time points are usually before and after the workshop, but some measures can also be done during the workshop. Prices listed are for each person for each time point. For example, if you wanted EKG for 10 people before and after your workshop it would be $75 X 10 people X 2 time points = $1500.

** Numerous are available. Please let us know what you would like evaluated.

Will IONS find attendees for my workshop?

​IONS will post your workshop on our online calendar but will not actively find you attendees. You should use your normal marketing tools to fill your workshop.

Will the IDL activities interfere with my in-person workshop activities?

Allowing ample time in your schedule for IDL is critical. Our team will collaborate with your team to make sure participants have enough time before your workshop begins and after your workshop concludes to take the measures. Data collection will take 20-30 minute. Having your team’s cooperation will ensure that your attendees have enough time to go to IDL before and after your workshop. The more attendees who complete the measures, the more powerful your results will be.

What will the report I receive contain?

The data report will include your group’s data that is presented in variety of ways to capture a snapshot of:

  • Who participated
  • How your event may or may not have impacted the Core Measures and also Additional Measures if you include those in your packages
  • It will have averaged values of the measures for before and after your workshop. It will also include statistical analysis of any change in those scores.

How can I use the results from the report?

The report results may be used in your marketing materials to show that there are scientific results to support the outcomes of your workshop, according to our data-use agreement. The information can also support you in improving your future workshops.

What are my responsibilities as a leader?

You will be asked to invite your participants to participate in IDL and provide them with a flyer. You will also provide the participants the consent form that they can read ahead of time, supporting a smooth flow when they arrive.

How do I move forward with participating with IDL online?

IDL staff will review your inquiry form and contact you to discuss the details of your group and provide you with a link to the measures. You will then distribute the link to your participants to complete before and after your workshop. We will provide with a template email if you would like. Please note that only the online questionnaires and tasks are available for the online version.

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The IONS Discovery Lab measurement core is available to workshop leaders online from anywhere in the world. Let IONS measure the efficacy of your modality and the impact you are having with your participants.

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