User Survey on Authentication Technology Usage
Protocol Number: E140903001

Primary Investigator: Ragib Hasan

Information: This is an online survey to collect data regarding Internet users’ usage and preferences for online authentication. The survey requires the respondents to answer some questions through an online form.

Participation: Any person who uses Internet-based services and is above 19 years of age may take the survey. Participation in this survey is completely voluntary. No reward is provided to the respondents.

Anonymity: No personal data will be asked or stored. The survey will be completely anonymous and no identifiable information will be requested from the respondents.

Purpose of Research: The responses will be used for research by Secure and Trustworthy Computing Lab, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham. The data will not have any identifiable information and will be used as aggregated data to investigate the general opinion of users regarding their authentication practices and preferences. The summarized data will be published as research in academic journals.

Security of Data: All data will be stored on secure storage. The respondent may withdraw from the survey at any point and no data will be stored.

Duration of Survey: The duration of time required to complete the survey will vary between 5 to 10 minutes.

Contact: Any inquiries regarding the survey can be sent to:
Ragib Hasan (
Department of Computer and Information Sciences,
University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB IRB: If you have questions about your rights as a research participant, or concerns or complaints about the research, you may contact the UAB Office of the IRB (OIRB) at (205) 934-3789 or toll free at 1-855-860-3789. Regular hours for the OIRB are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday. You may also call this number in the event the research staff cannot be reached or you wish to talk to someone else.
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