NORC has protected respondent confidentiality for more than 80 years and is widely respected as a leader in social science research. This reputation is built upon a fundamental commitment to respecting the privacy of every research participant.
NORC has conducted the Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) since 1992. The SCF collects information about families' assets, debts, income, opinions and expectations, along with other data needed to place this information in context. Participation in this survey is voluntary and you may skip questions that you do not wish to answer. However, we hope that you will recognize your importance in this study and answer as many questions as you can.
Below you will find our pledges to you as a participant in the Survey of Consumer Finances:
NORC has received a high level of certification from the National Institute of Standards and Technology for information security. To read more about NORC’s data security protocols, visit the Data Security page.
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If you have any questions about your rights as a participant in this research project, you may call the IRB manager at NORC at 1-866-309-0542.