Research includes evaluation of individuals using educational or cognitive tests,
surveys, questionnaires, structured or open-ended interviews, or systematic observations
of public behavior.
NOTE: Studies cannot be exempt if the participant's name (or other
identifiers like birth date and initials, social security number, phone number,
etc.) is linked to "private" or "sensitive" information (i.e.,
any information that could possibly affect the individual's reputation, employability,
or financial standing). For example, if questions about medical history, substance
use, mood state, sexual behaviors, and possible criminal activity are asked, identifiers
cannot be linked to responses.