General Ethical Guidelines
The following points summarise the main conditions for running experiments at CESS. You will find more details about our ethical guidelines according to the experiment that you will run:
- We do not permit deception at CESS. All rules and instructions provided to subjects must be accurate and must not be misleading.
- Consent must be received prior to the start of the experiment. Consent may be withdrawn at any time without penalty. Subjects who withdraw consent must still receive the show up fee.
- All participants and research assistants have the right to expect protection from physical, psychological, social, legal and economic harm at all times during the investigation. Participants and researcher’s staff must be fully informed in advance of and protected against any hazardous, stressful or uncomfortable contexts and procedures.
- All participants have the right to expect that the information supplied by them will be treated as confidential and will be protected as such. Researchers should ensure that data is stored in an appropriate way, protecting the confidentiality and anonymity of participants.
- All subjects should be compensated for their participation.
Data handling and confidentiality:
- Data from CESS lab experiments will not by default contain personally identifiable information and will not be linked to our recruitment database. CESS will provide a copy of the data to the researcher(s) and will maintain a copy of the raw data on CESS servers and in the associated backups thereof. The researcher is responsible for maintaining the safety and integrity of their copy of the data. Additionally, it is the researcher(s) responsibility to ensure that any personal data collected during the experiment remains confidential.