Privacy policy

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Registered subjects at WUSTL are invited to participate in research studies at MISSEL. The purpose of these studies is to help social scientists better understand decision-making by observing your decisions. This form enables you to register to be informed of the opportunity to participate in particular studies. Information that could identify you will remain confidential and will disclosed only with your permission or as required by law.

You may sign up to participate in specific studies using our web calendar. The calendar indicates the start and end time of available sessions and the show-up payment. Some sessions may have restrictions on who is eligible to participate and/or a consent agreement in addition to this one. If so, this will be clearly described during the sign up process.

If you chose to participate in a study, you will be asked to make decisions for which you will be paid. At the beginning of the session you will receive detailed and accurate instructions describing how payments will depend on decisions made by you and other participants. The rules and the payments may vary across sessions and may differ between participants. Interaction takes place over a computer network, and your identity is not revealed to other participants. Should you chose to withdraw after listening to the instructions, or if we cannot use you in the session for any reason, you are entitled to a show up payment and are under no further obligation to us. If you chose to stay for the decision making portion of the session, you are entitled to the show-up payment plus whatever money you have earned during the course of the session. Payment is made following the session in cash.

Participants do not waive any legal rights through their participation. Your participation is voluntary. If you decide to participate, you are free to withdraw your consent and discontinue participation at any time without penalty. Your decision whether or not to participate will not affect your relationship with WUSTL or any other organization. The use of deception at MISSEL is prohibited. If you have any questions about MISSEL, the research conducted at MISSEL, or if you wish to remove your name from our list and stop receiving notifications contact Dr. David K. Levine at 314-935-9529 or by email at If you wish to talk to someone else, or have questions or concerns about your rights as a research participant, call Washington University's Human Research Protection Office (WU HRPO) at (314) 633-7400, or 1-(800)-438-0445. If you are interesting in participating please provide your information in the form below. This information is used only to organize and administer experiments. By pressing "accept" you are indicating that you have read and agreed with this information. Once registered, we will contact you in the future by email to let you know of forthcoming sessions, or you may sign up directly on our calendar. You are welcome to print out a copy of this page for your records. * Please enter your user information in the form below.
Privacy policy

Payment is made in private and you will be asked to sign a payment receipt. The receipt is for accounting purposes only and will not be linked to your responses. The information collected from the study will be made available to researchers in anonymous form. Information that can identify you is available only to authorized laboratory administrative personnel and only for the purpose of administering studies.

We will do everything we can to protect your privacy. As part of this effort, your identity will not be revealed in any publication that may result from this study. In rare instances, a researcher's study must undergo an audit or program evaluation by Washington University or an external oversight agency (such as the Office for Human Research Protection). This may result in the disclosure of your data as well as any other information collected by the researcher. If this were to occur, such information would only be used to determine whether the researcher conducted this study properly and adequately protected your rights as a human participant. Importantly, any and all audits would maintain the confidentiality of any information reviewed by their office(s).

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