About Us

The Company

PsychData was founded in 2001 with a single mission: empower the social science community to conduct Internet-based research with confidence and ease.

Dr. Locke, Ph.D., President and Co-Founder

Dr. Locke is a licensed psychologist in current practice, a published researcher, and a pioneer in the development of large-scale technological solutions for the social science community. Dr. Locke's vision of a user-friendly, secure, and social-science oriented online survey system has provided the road-map for PsychData's growth and development for more than two decades.

David Keiser-Clark, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder

David oversees all technical development at PsychData. David's experience includes: programming academic applications for Williams College; leading web and database initiatives for the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute; and managing web development and quality assurance for Mascot Network, Inc., a groundbreaking $22.7 million venture capital funded company serving higher education. David's uncompromising standards for reliability, security, and ease-of-use have enabled PsychData to become a widely respected and valued tool for social science researchers.

PsychData's founding mission has revolutionized social science data collection by empowering researchers to conduct secure, accurate, and reliable online research.

Our Members

PsychData attracts a diverse community of members from across the globe including students, faculty, administrators, clinicians, and independent researchers. Our members use PsychData to conduct a full range of research including brief surveys, dissertations, and complex, grant-funded studies with thousands of participants. We are an approved vendor for some of the worlds most prestigious research institutions and each of our customer relationships is built with genuineness, honesty, and responsiveness.

Our Technology

  • PsychData is a professionally developed and maintained web presence utilizing state-of-the art technology that combines parent-level, centralized database architecture with strict security policies and procedures. As a result, our services meet and exceed industry standards for Internet security as well as IRB policy for the protection of research participants. Click here to view our Security Statement.
  • A redundant, high-bandwidth, private transport network provides worldwide network connectivity for PsychData. This network has demonstrated 99.999% availability, which means that the network will be down no more than 5 minutes in one year.
  • Our servers are housed in a secure data facility that is monitored 24/7 by network operations professionals for all aspects of operational security. Biometric/intrusion sensors, card readers, personal identification numbers, and environmental sensors are used to ensure server integrity and safety. Redundant HVAC systems ensure an optimized operational environment.
  • Server power is provided by a redundant, multi-stage, uninterruptible system. Even in the event of a catastrophic commercial power failure, diesel generators seamlessly provide backup power.

In a Nutshell

If you are looking to conduct online research, be it a brief survey or a complex study, PsychData provides the most professional solution. Work less, produce more, and feel confident that PsychData is powering your online research for you. Create an account and try us out, for free, today.


"Once again thank you for such a superb service—the best of the best!"

—Alge Suliakaite,
   Doctoral Candidate,
   Family Therapy,
   Texas Woman's University

"I am grateful for the important service PsychData provided. They have always responded promptly... and treated my work with respect and professionalism..."

—Sara Kimmel, M.A.,
   Doctoral Candidate,
   Boston College