Want to learn more about the MARCS BabyLab research techniques and methods?
Such as, where does all our research go? How can you get involved? or What's the process for registering your baby?
Here's a convenient list of frequently asked questions to assist you with your inquiries.
What is MARCS Babylab?
MARCS BabyLab is the foremost infant research laboratory in Australia, and on par with the best internationally in terms of our facilities, resources, equipment and the number of participating infants. Each year more than 1000 parents and their infants volunteer for our studies.
Are you looking for babies monolingual or multilingual backgrounds?
We register all babies on our database. Some of our research focuses on babies who only hear Australian accents, but we also conduct research which may require babies with exposure to other particular languages or accents. Please specify all second language or accent exposure when registering your baby.
What happens after I register my baby? How is my baby chosen?
With every study, we search for babies registered in our database who are the right age. If your child is eligible, we will invite you to participate in that study.
How old does my baby have to be?
We have various studies in progress at any one time. Each individual study has specific age requirements, so we generally recruit babies from 0-2 years old to be placed in our database.
Where can I park?
We have reserved spots for MARCS BabyLab visitors. We send you a parking permit when booking your appointment, so you will not need to pay parking fees.
Still have questions about MARCS BabyLab? If you'd like to discover more about us, please contact us.