Study of scientific data security concerns and practices

Study of scientific data security concerns and practices

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About This Survey

You are being asked to participate in a research study being led by Jim Basney at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Your participation in this research is voluntary. If you decide to participate, you are free to withdraw at any time.

The purpose of this study is to:

  • Improve broad understanding of the range of data security concerns and practices for open science;
  • Provide input and help shape new guidance for science projects and cyberinfrastructure providers;
  • Serve as an opportunity to consider local data security concerns during a voluntary, follow-up interview.

Survey results, along with the analysis and applicable guidance, will be published by the Trustworthy Data Working Group as a freely-available report by the end of 2020.

Participating in this research study will include this survey and optional follow-up interviews. The survey will take about 15 minutes to complete. Optional follow-up interviews will be conducted by e-mail and will take about 15 minutes to complete.

Faculty, students, and staff who may see your information will maintain confidentiality to the extent of federal and state laws and university policies. Personal identifiers will not be published or presented.

If you have any questions about the research study, please contact Jim Basney at +1-217-244-1954 or via email at jbasney@illinois.edu. If you have questions or concerns about your rights as a participant please contact the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Office for the Protection of Research Subjects at +1-217-333-2670 or via email at irb@illinois.edu.

Future Use of Research

Your de-identified information could be used for future research without additional informed consent.

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