In January 2011, we launched The Great British Class Survey to find out if the traditional three-tier system of upper, middle and lower class are still relevant to today's society. More than 160,000 of you responded and the results have revealed people in the UK now fit into seven social classes.
In June 2011, we launched The Stress Test to discover more about the causes of stress. Over thirty thousand of you took part and the results reveal a positive message about how we may be able to improve our mental health.
In April 2011, we launched The Big Money Test to find out why so many of us find it difficult to juggle our finances. More than 100,000 of you responded and the results reveal our emotions play a surprisingly large part in how well we manage our money.
In September 2009, we launched Brain Test Britain to find out if brain training actually worked. Thousands of you took part in the six-week trial. The results suggest doing tests and puzzles may not improve our other mental skills after all.
What is Lab UK?
BBC Lab UK was launched on the BBC website in September 2009. We encouraged hundreds of thousands of you to take part in experiments which led to incredibly powerful data for scientists and new insights for you, the participants.
BBC Lab UK experiments:
- Created new knowledge
- Used approved scientific methods
- Were secure and anonymous
- Published findings for peer review