The Digital Affective Technologies in Therapy and Assessment Lab (DATA Lab) is part of the The International Institute for the Advanced Studies of Psychotherapy and Applied Mental Health (https://psychotherapy.psiedu.ubbcluj.ro/) within the Babes-Bolyai University (BBU) Cluj-Napoca. Babes-Bolyai University is one of the oldest, most prestigious, and influential academic settings in Romania and in Eastern-Central Europe. It has been almost five centuries since the beginnings of this university of Cluj-Napoca.
The Institute is an excellency research unit of BBU, the international spearhead – an academic spin-off – of the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy. It has two world-class research Platforms: (1) Robotherapy and Virtual Reality Therapy Platform (the Matrix Platform) and (2) The Platform for Advanced Imaging – MRI/EEG – in Clinical Cognitive Sciences (the SkyRa Platform) and an advanced Clinical Research Unit. The Institute is included in the MERIL Platform. The MERIL Platform is an inventory of “…the most excellent research infrastructures in Europe, of more-than-national relevance, across all scientific domains…”.
DATA Lab is directed by Associate professor Oana David and its main activities are focused on the development of cutting edge technology based therapeutic online assessment systems and interventions for promoting emotional wellbeing and the prevention of emotional disorders.