The Observer® XT
The Observer XT is the best professional software package for the collection, analysis, and presentation of observational data.

Why use it?

  • Code and describe behavior accurately and quantitatively
  • Integrate video and physiological data
  • Assess reliability and create transition matrices
  • Share your ethograms (coding schemes)
  • Share the work with Coder Licenses
  • Score on-the-go with Pocket Observer

coding scheme ethogram

How does it work?

The Observer XT supports the entire workflow of your project, from setting up to gathering and analyzing the observational data. You can extend your system with different modules, so the system grows with you as your research progresses. Use Pocket Observer for on-the-go scoring, and Coder Licenses for efficient research. 

event log

Who uses it?

Observing animal behavior is done is a wide variety of research areas, from fundamental neurosciences to wildlife behavior studies or farm animal welfare studies. The Observer XT allows multiple signals (video, audio, physiology, etc) to be synchronized and analyzed together, making it the ideal tool for many researchers. 

behavioral coding