The Experimental Laboratory of Foobar University (FoobarLab) is bound by the Foobar Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research..
FoobarLab's research-ethics responsibilities include the proper safeguarding of potentially sensitive data collected during an experiment. FoobarLab takes the following steps to meet its confidentiality requirements:
- All data collected during recruitment is stored on a server that is accessible only to FoobarLab research staff. These data are used only for the purpose of recruiting subjects to participate in FoobarLab experiments.
- All personally-identifying data collected during an experiment (e.g., your name) is processed according to the approved ethics document of the respective study. Usually, any personal information is replaced with a code number, and the list linking code numbers to personally-identifying data is kept separate from the experimental data.
- All human-subjects forms containing personally-identifying information (e.g., informed consent) are stored in secure locations.
As a human-subject participant at FoobarLab, it is your right to lodge a complaint if you believe that sensitive information about you collected during an experiment has not actually been kept confidential. Such complaints can be delivered to the Ethics Secretariat, Foobar University.