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How ask works

Ask provides technology for scientists who want to benefit from mobile data collection and analysis. We offer a large database of collective knowledge from a large number of researchers. Use our web-interface to design and customize your studies. Your participants can complete study tasks on their smartphones anywhere and anytime. All the data is conveniently accessible on the ask web-portal and can immediately downloaded in the right format for programs like SPSS.

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Anytime – anywhere

Ask supports researchers who want to be on the forefront of science. The mobile nature of ask and the simple wireless collection of data provide you with a wealth of new research possibilities. Collect data first thing in the morning or late at night. Allow your participants to choose where and when they provide data or use our push notification feature to specify regular or random intervals.


Online results

Using our web-portal you can access your data online from anywhere. As soon as participants submit their responses the data becomes immediately available to you. Data is stored in an anonymised format on a secure server. For more information on data security see (link).
You can download all data in .csv format and open it directly in programs like SPSS without any further conversion or editing. All fields and results are pre-coded so that you can save your time and nerves for the important things in research.




Database of recognised tasks

Ask provides a large number of established tasks and methods from the fields of cognitive psychology, psychopathology, psychosomatics, psychopharmacology, developmental psychology, social psychology and corporate psychology. With all this accumulated knowledge it is easy to compile meaningful studies that are tailored to your needs. And if the study you are looking for is not in our databse – or you have completely new ideas – no problem, we’ll add it!


Safe and anonymous

We at ask take protection of patient data very seriously. All data is anonymous stored securely with up-to-date security standards. We never send or save personal data of your participants. Only you personally have the information that links the anonymised data to people.



Language support

Do you speak English? Parli italiano? Parlez vous français? Türkçe konuşabilir? 土耳其说话?Benefit from global connections between scientists and perform the same study in a different country or in a different language. Ask supports multiple languages for each task giving you the maximal flexibility.


We develop for you – inexpensively and fast!

You have a great idea and would like to try something completely new? We are happy to add your ideas. Our existing portfolio and a flexible software architecture allow us to offer new tasks very quickly and inexpensively. Please contact us on




Supported mobile devices

It is important for us to reach as many people as possible with ask. To ensure this we support a large number of smartphone types amongst which are iPhones and iPads starting from iOS 7.0 and Android smartphones from Version 4.4.