OHAIRE coding system

Behavior coding for Human-Animal Interaction Research

Quantifying Human-Animal Interaction

The Observation of Human-Animal Interaction for Research (OHAIRE) is a timed interval coding system intended to capture the unique interactions between humans and animals. It was originally developed and piloted with children with autism spectrum disorder interacting with typically-developing peers in a small group school setting with guinea pigs compared to toys. The OHAIRE Version 3 (OHAIRE-V3) was expanded and updated from its original version to enhance the accuracy and efficiency of administration.

To effectively use this behavioral coding tool, you will need to receive training from an expert coder from our team to ensure reliability. If you are interested, please contact


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