Reserving the ECHO Lab

The ECHO Lab can be scheduled in four- or eight-hour sessions. Eight hours is usually sufficient for three one-hour focus groups or six one-hour usability tests.


$300 (non-DF/HCC members)
$250 (DF/HCC members*)

$500 (non-DF/HCC members)
$400 (DF/HCC members*)

*Members of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC) are eligible for member rates for the ECHO Lab.

How to reserve time

To reserve time in the ECHO Lab, email HCC at Please be prepared to tell us:

  • What kind of testing will be conducted (e.g., focus group, one-on-one, usability testing)
  • Number of participants
  • Number of hours you wish to reserve
  • Your preferred dates

Sessions are first-come, first-served. A project number or PO number must be provided to confirm a reservation. In case of a cancellation, you must give 72 hours' notice or a $100 cancellation fee will be charged.

You are required to arrive 30 minutes in advance of each session.

Complete policies and procedures will be provided after a session has been reserved.


For more information, please contact:
Health Communication Core
450 Brookline Avenue, LW601
Boston, MA 02215