Data Privacy

Survey Protocols In Place to Protect Your Data

We have put the following IT, HARC, FAIR and Legal-approved processes in place to maintain data privacy and protect the anonymity and confidentiality of our data sources, including inputs into the LBNL Culture Survey:

Transparency & Consent Form

The form below is found on the first page of the LBNL Culture Survey. All survey respondents must agree and click through before starting the survey. This form explicitly outlines how we will maintain data privacy and use aggregate results; it obtains consent from employees to use their survey data. No employee is required to take this survey but our strong commitment is to implement enough safeguards that will inspire many people to take the survey.

Culture Survey Consent Form

Ethics & Confidentiality

We are in the process of receiving Human and Animal Regulatory Committee (HARC) approval for this survey. Doing so ensures that it has been reviewed by an institutional review board (IRB) focused on ethics of research. Our project will likely be ‘exempt’, meaning, extremely low-risk. We have also had our questions checked by the FAIR office and EH&S. We have also discussed our plans with Legal. We also will provide referrals to EAP, HARC and the FAIR office for employees to report on topics not appropriate for this survey. We will also include a note that we are mandated reporters and follow UCOP’s abusive conduct policy. 

Please contact the HARC office if you have any questions, comments or concerns about your protections as participants in this research project and in data collection efforts.

Human and Regulatory Committee (HARC) Contact:

Kelsey Miller


For questions, complaints or feedback on the survey:

Learning & Culture Contact:

Adi Greif, Culture Data Scientist


To report an experience of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and/or bullying:

FAIR Office Contact: