We respect our users' privacy when we conduct research.

We practice human-centered design when we build tools for internet freedom. The way we build tools also builds community. Our user research is founded on the premises of consent, respect, and empathy. You can make an impact in your community by learning from our methods and helping us with user research.

user research

Become a Tester

We regularly release Tor Browser early versions to allow users to test software improvements and new ideas. Sign up to be in our testing pool.

Open User Research

We put our users in the center of our development process. That is how we bring privacy-enhancing technology to the ones who more need it. Explore what we are working on and start to run user research with your local community.

User Research Guidelines

We collect only necessary data to improve our services.

Tor Personas

Personas help us to drive ​human-centered design processes across teams. Meet our archetypes of Tor users.

Become a Community User Researcher

Are you a design researcher, user researcher, student, or someone interested in learning more about Tor users? Do you have new ideas, suggestions, or research that can help improve Tor applications? Help us by coordinating user research with your local community, and learn more about best practices for working with users at-risk.

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