Wie lange werden die personenbezogenen Daten verarbeitet
Ensuring your anonymity
Any information that is obtained in connection with this study and can be identified with you (gender, date of birth), will be separated from the rest of the questionnaire data and encrypted meaning that any reference data that could identify you is deleted and replaced with a code. The code list always password protected and securely stored. Therefore, those people who do not know the code cannot draw any conclusions about you.
Sometimes there is a requirement for a journal to publish that individual data (so-called raw data). If individual data needs to be transmitted, then the data is always encrypted and therefore not traceable to you as a person.
This project may be reviewed by the responsible ethics committee or by the institution that initiated the project.
All persons who have access to your data in the context of the project must abide by the above standards for encryption and confidentiality.
As this is an international study data may be sent abroad to the partnering institutions for analysis. The data and samples are encrypted according to the Swiss ethics procedures. Access to this encryption is only possible for the local lead project managers. The database abroad has equivalent standards as the database in Switzerland.