The Deakin Experimental and Behavioural Laboratory (DEB-Lab) is bound by the Deakin Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research..
Deakin\'s research-ethics responsibilities include the proper safeguarding of potentially sensitive data collected during an experiment. Our researchers takes the following steps to meet its confidentiality requirements:
- All data collected during recruitment is stored on a server that is accessible only to DEB-Lab\'s research staff. These data are used only for the purpose of recruiting subjects to participate in DEB-Lab 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 subject\'s forms containing personally-identifying information (e.g., informed consent) are stored in secure locations.
As a human subject participant at DEB-Lab, 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 Manager, Ethics and Biosafety, firstname.lastname@example.org