Standardized Text for IRB-02


Compensation and Social Security Number


If applicable, please place the following information within the study documents (usually the Informed Consent Form):

If you are paid more than $25 for taking part in this study, your name and social security number will be reported to the appropriate University employees for purposes of making and recording the payment as required by law. You are responsible for paying income taxes on any payments provided by the study. If the payments total $600 or more or you are a nonresident alien, payment will be processed through the University of Florida

Accounts Payable department and the University must report the amount you received to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS is not provided with the study name or its purpose. If you have questions about the collection and use of your Social Security Number, please visit: http://privacy.ufl.edu/SSNPrivacy.html.


Data Security Language


To be used with research studies conducted online:

There is a minimal risk that security of any online data may be breached, but since (1) no identifying information will be collected, (2) the online host uses several layers of encryption and firewalls [or whatever is true of your host], and (3) your data will be removed from the server soon after you complete the study, it is highly unlikely that a security breach of the online data will result in any adverse consequence for you. (You might include a link to the host’s privacy/data security policy statement).