Appalachian State University Experimental Economics Laboratory (AppEEL) is bound by ....
AppEEL's research-ethics responsibilities include the proper safeguarding of potentially sensitive data collected during an experiment. APPEEL takes the following steps to meet its confidentiality requirements:
- All data collected during recruitment is stored on a server that is accessible only to AppEEL research staff. These data are used only for the purpose of recruiting subjects to participate in AppEEL 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 AppEEL, 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:
Director of AppEEL
3098 Peacock Hall
Appalachian State University
Telephone: (828) 262-6080