I should probably clarify a bit. Yes, Iıll code internet survey response
data and observational into Study Code IDs, etc. Iım sorta curious on the
storage end of things, like keeping your data locked in cabinets, what (if
anything) you note about storing data in your institutional
repository/digital libraries, etc. I see lots of public spaces on peopleıs
websites that link to their study results, but Iım just a bit more curious
about the administrative/organizational side of things. What do you ³have²
to do, and how are you complying?

Like you Emily, Iım not real concerned about ever using names after the

William Hicks

Digital Libraries: User Interfaces
University of North Texas
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On 3/20/14, 3:22 PM, "emily mitchell" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>I just went through IRB in January for the usability studies I'm doing
>semester.  I couldn't think of any reason I would ever want to be able to
>go back and associate names with results of usability studies, so I took
>the simple route: I don't retain people's names anywhere other than on the
>informed consent forms.
>When I was doing surveys, each set of answers got assigned a unique ID so
>that I could keep track of which answers were from the same person.  That
>ID is not associated with the person's name anywhere, and I also haven't
>been collecting demographic information.
>This might be more simplistic than what you're going for, but it's working
>out really well for me.
>Emily Mitchell
>Librarian / Webmaster
>214 Penfield Library
>SUNY Oswego
>Oswego, NY 13126
>Phone: 315-312-3540
>On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 4:05 PM, Hicks, William
><[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>> Anybody have advice on maintaing records related to usability studies,
>> interviews, etc. with regards to records retention/IRB policies in your
>> university settings?  I'm putting together an IRB application at my
>> institution and am curious what any of you might have done for this
>>sort of
>> stuff. Particularly how you might have coded/anonymized and stored
>> from interviews to maintain confidentiality.
>> I'll have the sort of standard informed consent, and a
>> photographic/audio/video release form for an observational study you
>> expect, but I'd also like to put as much raw data into our data
>> afterwards as I can too so there are a number of complicated things
>> on at once.
>> Any thoughts would be appreciated
>> William Hicks
>> Digital Libraries: User Interfaces
>> email: [log in to unmask]