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Dear users of LAPSO

The new guidelines of the Rectory are for a gradual survey of containment measures and the consequent phased reactivation of face-to-face activities.

Therefore, Therefore, Lapso comes to inform the resumption of some of its face-to-face activities, according to the recommendations defined below, until further indication by the Rector:

Access to facilities:

·         Mandatory use of a mask to access or stay at the Iscte and Lapso facilities and hand hygiene at the Iscte entrance and in the laboratory several times a day, whenever justified;

You can consult the updated Contingency Plan at: https://www.iscte-iul.pt/conteudos/1729/informacao-covid19 (Third Update)

Conditions of attendance in person:

·   Service continues to be preferably remote, but the laboratory currently has face-to-face service. For face-to-face service, prior appointment must be made via email (lapso@iscte-iul.pt or sofia.frade@iscte-iul.pt) and must always be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.

·         Only after confirmation by the laboratory should they appear on the premises;

Activities to develop in the laboratory:

  • In this phase it is possible to carry out activities of data analysis, preparation of studies and data collection in person, respecting all the rules in force in the Protection Protocol COVID-19 of Lapso.
  • Prior appointment must always be requested, at least 24 hours in advance, so that there is a good management of the spaces and no concentration of people
  • All spaces used will be cleaned after each use, by the cleaning service assigned to the Building and Resources Unit (UER);

We are making every effort to resume the data collection activities in the laboratory as soon as possible and in a safe manner.


We hope that these measures will allow everyone's research activities to return to normal as quickly as possible.

 Best regards,

Marília Prada

(Director of LAPSO)

Personnel and Hours

Coordination: Marília Prada
Lab Management: Helena Santos
Evening Support: Not available
at the moment
Location (secretariat): D009, Floor 0, Building II, ISCTE-IUL


     Email: lapso@iscte-iul.pt

21 0464024
Open Hours:

     Week Days: 10h – 13h; 14h-17h30

     Evening Hours: Not available
Technical and Scientific Assistant of Lapso: Sofia Frade
Contact: sofia@iscte-iul.pt


LAPSO (Social and Organizational Psychology Lab) is the laboratory used for Psychology research, discovery, and learning at ISCTE-IUL. It was formed in 2002 through a collaboration between the Center for Investigation and Social Intervention (CIS-IUL) and the Department of Social and Organizational Psychology of ISCTE-IUL (DEPSO). LAPSO encompasses the physical space of the laboratory, but also the associated equipment, materials, and staff. With the objective to promote the development of skills in performing Psychological research, LAPSO welcomes research developed by students at all levels of education (undergraduate, masters, and doctoral) associated with DEPSO, as well as professors and senior researchers associated with DEPSO and CIS-IUL.


LAPSO consists of a set of laboratory spaces with diverse equipment and materials optimized to meet the various technical and methodological requirements of a broad range of Psychological research.

LAPSO physical space for running experiments includes:

  • a computer lab with 8 units
  • 5 soundproof cubicles
  • 3 rooms for the collection of data with individuals or small groups
  • 1 focus group room including playing and recording video and sound, with an adjoining room with a one-way mirror for observation
  • 2 rooms equipped with physiological and eye-tracking equipment
  • 1 room designed and equipped to collect neurophysiological measures using an EEG system.

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