This thread contains some advice on running studies on Pavlovia, given recent developments.
Recap of developments
- Wed 10 March, 3:30 AM (UTC), a fire broke out in a data center, causing pavlovia.org to go offline. No data was lost though.
- Thu 11 March, 1 PM (UTC), we got a temporary server online with a database from Mon 4 January, this is the current pavlovia.org. That includes usernames and passwords, experiments, and research data. Anything that happened since isn’t there yet. Note that all experiments are set to inactive, but you can safely activate them again.
- Fri 19 March we expect to have a database restored that’s from just before the fire broke out. From this date, things will return as they were on Wed 10 March.
- Once we start restoring, our biggest challenge will be merging changes on the temporary Pavlovia with the backups of Wed 10 March. We can use your help to make it easier.
What does this mean for your research?
Below we list a couple of scenarios:
- I can wait with my research until after Fri 19 March. If this is an option for you, please do! This will be the easiest both for you and for us.
- I can’t wait with designing and piloting my study. You could use the current Pavlovia to develop your study. The best route is creating a new project, either from scratch or with a copy of the materials you’ve already got.
- I can’t wait with collecting data. You’ve likely got an ongoing study. If you’ve got a local copy of your experiment, you can sync it again to have the most recent version on Pavlovia.
We hope this advice helps out. If you’ve got any questions or concerns, feel free to post them below!