IBSEN is going to partner with oTree developers to build an experimental platform with many new features and possibilities. As the authors of the platform (Daniel Chen, Martin Schonger, and Chris Wickens) claim:
“oTree is an open-source and online software for implementing inter-active experiments in the laboratory, online, the field or combinations thereof. oTree does not require installation of software on subjects’ devices; it can run on any device that has a web browser, be that a desktop computer, a tablet or a smartphone. Deployment can be internet-based without a shared local network, or local-network-based even without internet access. The programming language is Python, a popular, open-source programming language. www.oTree.org provides the source code, a library of standard game templates and demo games which can be played by anyone.”
This collaboration will provide new tools for the entire scientific community, in the spirit of open source software.