The Economic Experiment Laboratory of Bridgewater State University is bound by the standard practices for the responsible conduct of research in economics..
Economic Experiment research-ethics responsibilities include the proper safeguarding of potentially sensitive data collected during an experiment. No data collected on this system will be used for research. No personal information will be sold or shared with any other organization. The Lab takes the following steps to meet its confidentiality requirements:
- All data collected during recruitment is stored on a server that is accessible only to LAB research staff. These data are used only for the purpose of recruiting subjects to participate in Economic 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 experiment data.
- All human-subjects forms containing personally-identifying information (e.g., informed consent) are stored in secure locations.
As a human-subject participant at BSU, 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 IRB, Bridgewater State University.