Generally, CEEL research ethics responsibilities include the proper safeguarding of potentially sensitive data collected during an experiment.
CEEL takes the following steps to meet confidentiality requirements:
- All data collected during recruitment is stored on a server that is accessible only to CEEL research staff. These data are used only for the purpose of recruiting subjects to participate in CEEL 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 participant forms containing personally-identifying information (e.g., informed consent) are stored in secure locations.
- As a participant you may request to be removed from the CEEL database at any time by sending a message to CEEL@curtin.edu.au
Futher, as a participant at the Curtin Experimental Economics Laboratory, 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 Curtin Ethics, Equity & Social Justice (EESJ) Office, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ; tel: +61 8 9266 1030.