IRB, Security & Regulatory

security trust ethics compliance

Trust in People

There’s nothing more important at ProofPilot than people: our customers, our participants, and our employees. Our employees, otherwise known as “ProofPilot Crew Members” are selected for their expertise and ethical backbone. Background Checks Most crew members at ProofPilot were referred...

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security trust ethics compliance

ProofPilot Security, Privacy, Confidentiality, Ethics and Ease of Use

Participants in ProofPilot studies join to learn about themselves, earn rewards, and contribute to the societal good. In doing so, they are sharing some of their most intimate details. Our customers need the results of these studies to make decisions...

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signature or informed consent

Should I use an electronic signature or button based consent?

The decision is entirely yours – and will likely be heavily influenced by your institutional review board. We find that studies that include some kind of biomedical intervention that is beyond something an individual would do on a day to...

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Study recruitment page

Does showing the name of a participant who invited a user to a study violate confidentiality?

To increase study credibility, reduce stigma, and make studies a more engaging fun activity, ProofPilot gives participants the opportunity to invite other participants. They may do so by sharing on Facebook, Twitter, LInkedIn, and in the future via e-mail and...

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illegal activities

Collecting Information About Illegal Activities

There may be situations in which you may ask participants to admit to illegal behaviors and criminal activities (such as drug use). ProofPilot does not support anonymous studies (please see information on confidentiality vs anonymity). In some very rare cases,...

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informed consent

Adding Informed Consent to Other Parts of Your Study

ProofPilot requires all studies to include an Initial Informed Consent immediately after a user is deemed eligible for the study, and prior to any other tasks (including any potential arm assignment). However, there are many situations in which you may...

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informed consent

Completing your Initial Informed Consent

Default Initial Informed Consent All studies need to communicate the risks and benefits associated with participation. Therefore, ProofPilot, automatically includes the Initial informed consent study task. Individuals who pass the eligibility check will be presented with a study task to...

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social share features

Do the social features on ProofPilot violate HIPAA regulations or compromise participant protections?

No. ProofPilot does provide social features to improve retention, increase awareness and generally make research more like other activities a participant engages in on the web and in life. All ProofPilot social features are controlled entirely by the participant. They...

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security trust ethics compliance

Who Owns the data stored on ProofPilot

ProofPilot is part of an emerging movement that feels research participants own their own data and should have access to do with it as they please. ProofPilot does not share, analyze or otherwise process the data without authorization from the...

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security trust ethics compliance

Does ProofPilot Collect IP Address?

Yes. We do this as part of our fraud mitigation techniques. For example, we collect an IP address so a person who at first is determined they are ineligible to participate doesn’t simply change their answers and try again. We...

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