We keep all data collected through experiments private and confidential. Note that all experiments conducted through this lab have been IRB approved, and thus satisfy strict criteria on maintaining participant privacy.
All data collected during recruitment is stored on a server that is accessible only to researchers conducting research through the experimental lab. These data are used only for the purpose of recruiting subjects to participate in research experiments.
During all experiments, each participant is assigned a random identifier (e.g. a number), and all data generated by the participant are stored exclusively under the random identifier. Hence nobody can match the data to any specific individual. The identifier allows the experimenter to know that a set of data came from the same subject, without identifying him or her.
Data collected during recruitment is kept separate from data collected during a given experiment so that personally-identifying data is kept separate from the experimental data.
Experimental data are stored indefinitely, but exclusively under random identifiers.