The OIE is committed to data stewardship. Data stewardship refers to the responsible oversight and management of all data that are stored, collected, and analyzed by OIE. Data stewardship ensures that the integrity and quality of institutional data are maintained, and it also protects the confidentiality and rights of research participants, students, faculty, and staff.
With respect to OIE surveys that are confidential (not anonymous), the main identifier collected by the OIE is the CWID, which is used for statistical matching purposes. OIE stores data on encrypted desktop computers that are only accessible to OIE staff. For more info, please see the OIE Data Management Policy.