Free licenses to use 1000minds are available to academic researchers and students.

We offer free access if it’s not possible or appropriate for you to pay for a license.

However, if your research project is funded from a grant or in some other way such that you can afford to buy a license, we’d prefer to negotiate a fee with you (e.g. as part of your grant or from your available funding).

And it seems fair that if you’re happy to pay a research company to administer your survey and/or recruit your participants, then you should pay 1000minds too.

Please contact us to request an academic award (answered quickly). Meanwhile, help yourself to a free trial immediately, which we’ll extend when we receive your request for an academic award.

Tell us about your project

We’d like to mention your project on our research projects page, as this inspires others – as well as making us very proud! Please send us your details.

And see potential research ideas if you’re looking for inspiration.

Research citation

To mention 1000minds in your research, we recommend something like:

“1000minds software (, implementing the PAPRIKA method (Hansen & Ombler 2008)”

The above reference for the article underpinning the PAPRIKA method is:

P Hansen & F Ombler (2008), “A new method for scoring multi-attribute value models using pairwise rankings of alternatives”, Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis 15, 87-107.