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Ethical dimension of the research implemented within the frame of the JuDy research project

The scientific approach and the surveys implemented within the frame of the JuDy research project have been validated in November 2018 by the Research Ethics Committee for Non-Invasive Procedures (CERNI) of the Federal University of Toulouse: this body guarantees the deontology of research protocols involving human participation.

Respect of the French and European legislation: access, rectification, modification and suppression of your personal data. The collection and the treatment of the website user data by TSM Research have been declared in February 2018 to the French National Commission for Data Protection and Liberties (CNIL) under application n°21558.

In application of articles 39 and 40 of the French law of Data Protection of January 6th, 1978, modified by the French law 2004-801 of August 6th, 2004 and by the EU Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) of the European Parliament and the Council of April 27th 2016, dealing with the protection of physical persons as far as the treatment of personal data and free data circulation is concerned, any visitor of the JuDy website is granted an access, rectification and suppression right regarding his/her personal data.

For any suppression request of your personal data from the JuDy project databases, please send an email to the following address:

Personal data collected during your visit of the JuDy project website

Data collected during your visit of the JuDy project website are of three orders:

  • data pertaining to the connection and navigation of the website visitors
  • data communicated on the contact form by any person willing to enter in contact with the team members of the JuDy project
  • data which is collected when one does reply to the questionnaires implemented within the frame of the project studies.

Purpose of the collected data processing

The treatment of the data collected during your visit of the JuDy project website has the following purposes:

  • As far as website visitors connection and navigation data is concerned: these are collected in an automated way through an web audience analysis tool : Google Analytics. These information are collected only for analysis and website optimization purposes.
  • As far as personal data provided willingly, through the contact form, by the JuDy website visitors are concerned: they allow the TSM research team to recontact these persons for e.g. participating to the project surveys or research outreach purpose.
  • As far as the personal data collected through the project research questionnaires are concerned: they make possible the constitution of unique scientific research cohorts for the project research needs. The respective and specific informed consent from each participant will be collected after each participation validation by the TSM research team.

Informed consent

Participation to the JuDy project surveys is fully voluntary, no pressure of any kind will be imposed to the participants by the project team. Each participant to the project surveys will, beforehand, complete and sign an informed consent form, precising that she has well been informed of the stakes of the JuDy research and of the nature of the implemented surveys. This informed consent form will be proposed in French. It will state, among other elements, that it won’t be mandatory to participated to all the project surveys. It will describe the objectives, methods and implications of the studies realized within the frame of the project. It will present the vouchers which will be allocated to the participants who will have fully responded to at least one survey. Each participant has the right to refuse to participated to the previously selected studies and will be able to withdraw her participation or her data at any moment, and without any consequence.


The JuDy project will not be collecting data related to either sexual orientation, ethnic origin, political, religious, philosophical opinion, or any genetic information. However, the JuDy project will question the participants on a certain number of question of a personal nature (regarding their job, age, study path, matrimonial status, kids age, and working hours), and will question them on their professional experiences and their attitudes in the working context. These elements of a personal nature will need to be protected. This is a complex question since the data collection for the JuDy studies is done in the long term, since our questions are clearly temporal. This is why we will need to connect the information provided by the participants at a time point with information communicated by the same person at another timepoint.

In order to connect the participant replies without keeping their names, email or postal addresses in our databases we will keep the contact forms separated from the answers to both questionnaires and interviews. There will be a list of codes, which will comprise the names of participants and their individual identification code. Participants names will never be consigned in the same databases as the interviews retranscriptions and information pertaining to our research questionnaires.

We will here be using what is considered at the international level as best practices and standards for the implementation of social sciences surveys.

Conservation of the collected data: duration

Following the GDPR guidelines mentioned above, all personal data need to be deleted as long as it is no longer useful for the retained purpose for data treatment. Within the frame of the JuDy project, data conservation duration will be as follows:

  • As far as the connection and navigation data of the JuDy website visitors are concerned : since the entry into force of the GDPR regulation, on May 25 2018, Google Analytics allows the limitation of the duration of data conservation, through the definition of a specific delay before the automatic suppression of any Google collected data on the Analytics servers. This data will be saved for a maximum duration of 50 months, that is almost the full duration of the implementation of the JuDy project.
  • As far as the information communicated through the contact form are concerned, they will be kept by the project team until the end of the project, that is for a maximum duration of 4 years.
  • As far as the personal data collected during the responses of participants to the differents questionnaires of the project surveys are concerned, they will be kept by the project team for a duration of 7 years, that is during the project duration itself and 3 more years to allow the appropriate analysis, study, and publication in relevant reviews and journal in the research fields of the project.