The Experimental Laboratory at the Vancouver School of Economics (ELVSE) is bound by the Tri-Council Policy Statement for Ethical Conduct Involving Research Involving Humans..
The ELVSE's research-ethics responsibilities include the proper safeguarding of potentially sensitive data collected during an experiment. The ELVSE takes the following steps to meet its confidentiality requirements:
- All data collected during recruitment is stored on a server that is accessible only to the ELVSE's research staff. These data are used only for the purpose of recruiting subjects to participate in the ELVSE's 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 the ELVSE, 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 should be directed to the Research Subject Information Line in the UBC Office of Research Services at: (604) 822-