What is the Olga Project?

Olga Rorschach.

The Olga Project is a research project named after Hermann Rorschach's wife. Its objective is to standardize the Rorschach Psychodiagnostic Test to the Spanish population. In addition, the project aims to achieve its own Formal Quality Tables, which consider the characteristics of the Spanish culture, customs, and common language.

The project was started by the Rorschach and Projective Techniques Working Group of the Official Psychology Board of Madrid. This heterogeneous and changing group of registered members has spent some years studying and deepening their knowledge of projective techniques. Among other activities, it is a forum where to share doubts about coding or interpreting the Rorschach. The group observed that the different scales available (American, Catalan, Argentine sample, etc.) led to confusion in some cases. Therefore, it was decided to collect a representative sample of Spanish Rorschach, with the least possible biases.

The Olga Project is part of another project of greater scope: the Rorschach standardization in the European population. The Spanish group counts with the supervision and advice of doctors Patrick Fontan and Anne Andronikov (University of Paris-Nanterre) who have supervised other similar projects in England, Algeria, the Netherlands, and France.

Research Team

The research team is composed of administrator and coder psychologists, with the following characteristics:

  • BASE Team (examiners and coders):
  • National SUPERVISOR Team:
  • International SUPERVISOR Team

BASE Team (examiners and coders):

  • Lilian Ospina. Registered Psychologist M-16104
  • Yolanda Esteban. Registered Psychologist M-25695
  • Alberto Ruiz. Registered Psychologist M-24234
  • Diana Hernández. Registered Psychologist M-27367
  • Silvia Díaz. Clinical Psychologist M-11646
  • Esther Roperti. Registered Psychologist, Ph D. M-14310
  • Ana Fernández-Manchón. Clinical Psychologist, Ph D. M-4546

National SUPERVISOR Team

  • Natividad Briones. Registered Psychologist
  • Mariana Togneri. Clinical Psychologist
  • Margarita Izquierdo. Clinical Psychologist
  • Antonio Carlos Martín. Clinical Psychologist, Ph D.

International SUPERVISOR Team:

  • Anne Andronikof. Proffeseur émérite. University Paris Nanterre.
  • Patrick Fontan. Clinical Psychologist. U. Paris Nanterre. Ph D.

How to collaborate

There are several ways to collaborate with the investigation:

  1. Rorschach experts: if you know the Rorschach (Exner Comprehensive System) and have it updated you can participate as Examiner / Coder.
    • At least 5 years of practical experience in Rorschach management and coding is required. However, you will receive specific training for the administration of the test so that all protocols are collected in identical circumstances.
    • You will be able to contrast your coded protocols with other collaborators. To achieve the maximum coincidence in inter-judge coding, you will receive supervision of your coding, nationally and internationally.

    This is an opportunity to learn and share questions with other colleagues!

  2. If you do not know the Rorschach or have not used it for a long time, you can contribute providing candidates for the normative sample. It is possible that in your environment there are people with the characteristics of our sample who wish to contribute to a project that does not require more than an hour of their time. Get in touch with us so that we can indicate the professional who oversees the project in your area.
  3. In any case, you can always make a financial contribution to help cover the expenses derived from the investigation. As we have previously noted, no participant in this project receives any remuneration for their work. But there are expenses derived from the investigation that must be faced: travel, telematic taxes, printing expenses and consumables. In the "Donations" tab you will find the way to make your contributions without complications and a list of the expenses addressed in the investigation. Any help will be welcome, no matter how small.


The aim of the research is to have an updated reference of the answers of the Spanish population to the Rorschach Psychodiagnostic Test. Cultural differences can determine the way in which each person perceives, thinks, and responds to their environment.

The Spanish culture is different from the American one, from which the current Rorschach reference tables were drawn. Besides, it is made up of different cultures with their own language and characteristics that affect the way in which each individual perceive and respond to the world.

A challenge for our project is to assess these intra and international differences. The sample must be strictly collected so that it is representative. For this, the proportion of the population collected it will be adjusted using the National Institute of Statistics as a reference.

SAMPLE SELECTION: The project begins with a random sample to later continue with a stratified sample. The first individuals are chosen within the network of contacts of the collaborators. The objective of the research will be explained to the sample, without mentioning that it is the Rorschach. This is a way to avoid prejudices and non-spontaneous responses to the test. Examinees will be advised that they will not receive information on the results obtained and that their data will only be collected to meet the needs of the sample. Their data will remain anonymous and will not be published or transferred to another people. The test will be administered by a psychologist who does not know the examinee, to ensure the privacy of the responses and to guarantee the objectivity of the administration.

The Rorschach administration will be carried out in public places that provide a suitable environment: libraries, pubs, meeting rooms of companies or collaborating entities. The test will be administered in the consultation waiting room only if it is not possible to find another place, avoiding the latter space to minimize the clinical environment of administration. It is important to bear in mind that it is a public investigation, not a clinical activity.

Rorschach administration takes about an hour.

People in the sample participate in the research without any remuneration and do not receive information on the results of the test applied to them. Their participation is a free and generous contribution to a scientific project aimed at improving the lives of many people.

Research Evolution

FASE 0: Toma de contacto. Inventario de administradores. Diseño del proyecto. Procedimiento, muestra de población, codificación y supervisión.

FASE 1: Entrenamiento de administradores y codificadores. Captación de la muestra.

FASE 2: Trabajo de campo; recogida de protocolos para crear la base de datos. Administración, codificación y supervisión de protocolos iniciales

FASE 3: Rectificación de errores y acuerdos de codificación obtenidos tras la supervisión. Continuación del trabajo de recolecta de protocolos con codificación supervisada.

FASE 4: Análisis psicométrico de los datos

FASE 5: Desarrollo de las tablas de referencia y tablas de calidad forma española. Presentación y publicación.


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