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OpenSesame: The Experiment Building Software

  • Monk Prayogshala 4116, Oberoi Garden Estates, Off SV Road, Powai Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400072 India (map)

What is OpenSesame?

OpenSesame is an open source experiment builder for the social sciences. It allows you to easily create experiments, using a graphical interface. Along with allowing you to add audio-visual elements to your experiments, OpenSesame helps manage data from your experiments.

 Why Do You Need it?

  • Knowledge of OpenSesame is mandatory for the MA Psychology course in University of Mumbai and its affiliated colleges (Mithibai, National and VES Colleges).
  • Allows calculation of accurate reaction times and other dependant variables, making data collation easy.
  • Data is automatically saved and arranged in the form of easy-to-view tables for each trial.
  • Applicable to varied disciplines and indispensable to experiment designing for a contemporary researcher.

Resource Person: Rupa Kalahasthi, Research Assistant, Monk® Prayogshala®

With experience in diverse clinical settings, Rupa is a practising psychologist since 2014. Her passion for research is reflected in her stint as a data analyst at a UK-based firm. She also holds the position of a Research Assistant at Monk® Prayogshala® where she contributes to writing research papers and conducting workshops.              


  • Undergraduates
  • Postgraduates
  • PhD scholars 
  • Professionals pursuing research in the social sciences (Psychology, Economics and/or Sociology) OR
  • Any person with basic understanding and interest in research and research design.

Course Requirements

A laptop with operating system up to or above Windows XP, Mac OS X, Ubuntu or Linux.

If you cannot bring your laptop, Monk® Prayogshala® can provide one for an additional surcharge of Rs. 500/- for the duration of the workshop.


The workshop will be held  at 4116, 4th Floor, Oberoi Garden Estates, C Wing, Off Saki Vihar Road, near Chandivali Studios, Powai, Mumbai – 400072.
Nearest stations: Kanjurmarg (Central); Andheri (Western) Saki Naka (Metro Station)
Bus routes: 319, 335




Later Event: September 19
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