1. The Delphi Questionnaire in the EU funded Project BIG (Bioethical Implications of Globalisation processes):

    The aims of the questionnaire are to describe future scenarios related to globalisation processes and their ethical implications collecting views from researchers.

  2. What personal information do we collect, for what purpose and through which technical means?

    Identification data
    The following data are collected: name of researcher, email address, gender, area of expertise, country. These data serve to identify the respondent. In addition, they serve to interpret the results of the Delphi questionnaire by aggregating them according to certain categories (by gender, area of expertise)

    Additional information of a personal nature in relation to the service
    The contact data provided by the respondent make it possible to contact the respondent again in order to invite her to reply to the second and third Delphi rounds. The respondent to the questionnaire accepts to be contacted for the next rounds.

    Technical information
    The system uses the sessions “cookies” in order to ensure communication between the client and the server. Therefore, your browser must be configured to accept “cookies”. However, it does not collect any personal or confidential information of any kind, nor any IP address from your PC. The cookies disappear once the session has been termined.

  3. Who has access to your information and to whom is it disclosed

    The results will be analysed by the BIG Project team(*) working on the questionnaire. An overview of the results will be published shortly after the end of the project on the project web site . Participants will view results of previous rounds before respond to the new round. The Big Project staff will not share data with third parties for direct marketing.

  4. How do we protect and safeguard your information?.

    Immediately after the submission of the form, your replies are recorded in a secured and protected database hosted by the Data Centre of the BIG project. The data is not accessible from outside the BIG project. Inside the project the database can be accessed using a UserId/Password. Access to the application is via non-encrypted connection using the normal http protocol.

  5. How can you verify, modify or delete your information?

    You have no direct access to your personal data stored in the database. If you wish to modify or delete your reply, please send a message to the contact point provided in the form.

  6. How long do we keep your data?

    Your personal data will remain in the database until the results have been completely analysed and will be rendered anonymous when they have been usefully exploited, and at the latest after 1 year from the end of the BIG project (June 2006).

  7. Contact Information

    In case you have questions or requests concerning the information submitted by you with this questionnaire, please contact the Controller of the file.

    Coordinator of the BIG project
    Emilio Mordini


    (*) Delphi Team: Emilio Mordini (supervisor and file controller), Giancarlo Cecchinelli, Luca Caminiti, Roseline Ricco, Rita Tittoni.