About the database

The EMOTE (Everyday Measures of Temporal Emotions) Database is an open-access, searchable, and cumulative database of experience sampling data on daily emotional functioning. Experience sampling methods (also known as ecological momentary assessment) involve sampling human experiences in real time (or close to it) across multiple measurement occasions across the course of daily life. These methods allow us to capture personally meaningful events that can't be recreated in the lab, to map dynamic fluctuations in emotional processes across time, and to study how these processes contribute to psychological well-being. However, conducting experience sampling studies is costly, time-intensive, and requires expertise. EMOTE aims to reduce the barriers to using experience sampling data, and to harness its full scientific potential.

You can use EMOTE to request data for your own projects, or you can share data with us to grow the database. Please read our FAQ page to learn more about how EMOTE works.

To cite EMOTE, please use the following citation: Kalokerinos, E. K., Russo-Batterham, D., Koval, P., Moeck, E. K., Grewal, K. K., Greenaway, K. H., Shrestha, K. M., Garrett, P., Michalewicz, A., Garber, J., & Kuppens, P. (in preparation). The EMOTE Database: An open, searchable database of experience sampling data mapping everyday life. Manuscript in preparation.

About the team

The EMOTE Database is an initiative of the Functions of Emotion in Everyday Life (FEEL) Lab and the Melbourne Data Analytics Platform (MDAP), both at the University of Melbourne, as well as the Research Group of Quantitative Psychology and Individual Differences at KU Leuven.


The FEEL Lab, which is based within the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne, aims to discover how emotions function in the rich and complex environments we encounter in our daily lives.

Elise is a Senior Lecturer in the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne, where she co-directs the FEEL Lab. Elise’s research investigates emotions in everyday life, with a focus on the motivational, social, and individual factors shaping effective emotion regulation.

Elise Kalokerinos
Lab Co-Director

Peter is a Senior Lecturer in the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne, where he co-directs the FEEL Lab. His research interests lie at the intersection of social, personality and clinical psychology with a focus on everyday emotional processes, including how people experience and regulate their emotions in response to everyday events, and how these processes relate to well-being and psychopathology.

Peter Koval, Lab Co-Director
Lab Co-Director

Katharine is a Senior Lecturer and ARC Future Fellow in the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne, where she co-directs the FEEL Lab. Katie’s research aims to understand how people form social connections, and what benefits these connections have for people’s emotional well-being and social lives.

Katie Greenaway
Lab Co-Director

Ella is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the FEEL Lab. Ella researches the intersection between cognition and emotion. Using a combined experimental and everyday life approach, Ella investigates how emotion disrupts attention and memory, and how situational factors affect emotion regulation.

Ella Moeck
Postdoctoral Fellow

Komal is a Research Assistant in the FEEL Lab and a Tutor at the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne.

Komal Grewal
Research Assistant

Paul is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. His research focuses on causal models of complex human behaviors, such as the causal relationships between our everyday interactions with others and our emotions, attitudes, and behaviors.

Paul Garrett
Postdoctoral Fellow

Melbourne Data Analytics Platform

MDAP is a team of Research Data Specialists at the University of Melbourne working to enable data-intensive research across the disciplines.

Daniel has worked on Digital Humanities projects across Australia and abroad. He has a background in python, data wrangling, relational database design, web scraping, quantitative methods, natural language processing, and a broad range of approaches to visualisation.

Daniel Russo-Batterham
Research Data Specialist

With a background in Classics and Archaeology, Aleksandra collaborates with researchers on research methodology, data collection, analysis, preservation, sustainability, interoperability, security and sharing.

Aleksandra Michalewicz
Research Data Specialist

Jonathan is an Environmental scientist and Research Data Specialist who is keen on using technology and novel uses of data to help address environmental issues and communicate research to a broad audience. He believes that in order to push the field you need to be thinking of novel interesting ways to subset, combine, process, and visualize data.

Jonathan Garber
Research Data Specialist

Kabir is a software developer with solid understanding of the programming paradigm and deep interests in extracting knowledge from data and using machine learning techniques to solve real world problems. He works with Natural Language and Deep Learning problems, particularly around Human Arts and Social Sciences.

Kabir Manandhar Shrestha
Research Data Specialist

Research Group of Quantitative Psychology and Individual Differences

The Research Group of Quantitative Psychology and Individual Differences is a hybrid group combining the empirical and theoretical study of emotion with the formal study of statistical and methodological issues.

Peter is full professor of psychology at KU Leuven-University of Leuven, Belgium. His research is focused on improving the measurement and our understanding of the nature of emotional experiences in daily life, how they change across time, and how they relate to well-being and mood disorders.

Peter Kuppens


Data owners

Natasha Bailen (Washington University in St Louis)

Brock Bastian (University of Melbourne)

Egon Dejonckheere (KU Leuven)

Yasemin Erbas (Tilburg University)

John Gleeson (ACU)

Caitlin Grace (ACU)

Katleen van der Gucht (KU Leuven)

Tony Gutentag (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Simon Haines (La Trobe University)

Jordan Hinton (ACU)

Elise Holland (University of Melbourne)

Tom Hollenstein (Queen’s University)

Marlies Houben (KU Leuven)

Izelle Labuschagne (ACU)

Jozefien de Leersnyder (KU Leuven)

Hayley Medland (University of Melbourne)

Batja Mesquita (KU Leuven)

Sean Murphy (University of Melbourne)

Madeline Pe (KU Leuven)

Julian Provenzano

Laura Sels (Ghent University)

Maya Tamir (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Renee Thompson (Washington University in St Louis)

Beta testers

Nerisa Dozo (University of Melbourne)

Anh Tran (University of Melbourne)