Ethical Protocols

All of our studies are approved by adequate ethics committees. There are the following protocols along which we conduct our human subjects’ research. Since March 2021, Prof. Wac is also a member of the University of Geneva’s Committee for Ethical Research (CUREG 2.0).

  • Studying the Subjective and Objective Experience of Mobile Applications Used During Train Ride in Switzerland: Protocol CUREG.201909.12 accepted on 3.3.2020 by the Ethical Review Board, University of Geneva, Switzerland; Protocol Director: Prof. K. Wac, Active since 2020.
  • Longitudinal Lifestyle Patterns Assessment via Self-reports, Wearables and Smartphone-Based Datasets: Protocol 504-0102/19-5000 by the Research Ethics Committee for Science and Health, University of Copenhagen, Denmark; Protocol Director: Prof. K. Wac, Active since 09.2019.
  • Studying the Subjective and Objective Momentary as well as Longitudinal Perception of Quality of Life in Different Contexts of Daily Life: Protocol 47833 by the Institutional Review Board, Administrative Panel on Human Subjects in Medical Research, Stanford University, US; Protocol Director: Prof. W. Concepcion, Active since 2019.
  • Computational Modeling Of Behaviours, Health State And Quality Of Life Of Migraine Sufferers With Self-Tracked Data From Mobile Phone Apps: Protocol 52921 by the Institutional Review Board, Administrative Panel on Human Subjects in Medical Research, Stanford University, US; Protocol Director: Prof. W. Concepcion, Active since 2019.
  • Outcome of Patients With Methylmalonic Acidemia Undergoing Renal, Liver or Simultaneous Transplantation: An International Registry Study: Protocol 48981 by the Institutional Review Board, Administrative Panel on Human Subjects in Medical Research, Stanford University, US; Protocol Director: Prof. W. Concepcion, Active since 2019.
  • From Simulation to Activation: Investigating The Effects Of A Smartphone-Delivered Intervention In a Sample Of University Students with Depressive Symptoms: A Three-Arm Randomised Controlled Study (2018-00883), Clinical trial with Investigational Medical Device, PI: Dr. A. Pictet, Regional Ethics Committee (CCER), University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Lifestyle Patterns Assessment via Wearables and Smartphone-Based Datasets: Protocol 504-0025/18-5000 and 514-0020/18-5000 (for accessing Danish National Patient Registry datasets) by the Research Ethics Committee for Science and Health, University of Copenhagen, Denmark; Protocol Director: Prof. K. Wac, Active since 7.2018.
  • OpenHumans Datasets Analytics: Protocol 504-0034/18-5000 by the Research Ethics Committee for Science and Health, University of Copenhagen, Denmark; Protocol Director: Prof. K. Wac, Active since 11.2018.
  • Exploring The Value Of Social Links And Human-Machine Collaboration In The Context Of Stress Assessment: Protocol CUREG.201807 accepted on 10.7.2018 by the Ethical Review Board, University of Geneva, Switzerland; Protocol Director: Prof. K. Wac, Active since 2018.
  • Studying the Subjective and Objective Experience of Mobile Applications Used in Different Contexts of Daily Life: Protocol CUREG.201803.02 accepted on 2.7.2018 by the Ethical Review Board, University of Geneva, Switzerland; Protocol Director: Prof. K. Wac, Active since 2018.
  • Understanding Factors Influencing Loneliness and Corresponding Quality of Life via Interviews, Smartphone Sensing and Data Modelling: Protocol 2015-15-0117/519-0073/17-5000 by the Research Ethics Committee for Science and Health, University of Copenhagen, Denmark; Protocol Director: Prof. K. Wac, Active since 2017.
  • Evaluation of Sleep Using Consumer Wearables and Mobile Devices: Protocol 36071 by the Institutional Review Board, Administrative Panel on Human Subjects in Medical Research, Stanford University, US; Protocol Director: Prof. E. Mignot, Active since 2016.
  • SmartData: Smartphone-Based In-Vivo Data Collection, Intervention, and Experimentation: Protocol accepted on 28.4.2016 by the Department of Psychology Ethical Review Board, University of Geneva, Switzerland; Protocol Directors: Prof. T. Broch, Prof. B. Scheibehenne and Prof. K. Wac, Active since 2016.
  • Understanding Diverse Factors Influencing Individuals’ Sleep Quality And Smartphone Based Ubiquitous Assessment Of Individual Sleep Patterns: Protocol 2015-15-0117/519-0019/15-5000 by the Research Ethics Committee for Science and Health, University of Copenhagen, Denmark; Protocol Director: Prof. K. Wac, Active since 2016.
  • The Role of Online Communities in Supporting Patient Care: Protocol 31900 by the Institutional Review Board, Administrative Panel on Human Subjects in Medical Research, Stanford University, US; Protocol Director: Prof. H. Rivas, Active since 2015.
  • Studying the Subjective and Objective Experience of Wearable Technologies Used for Wellness in Different Contexts of Daily Life: Protocol 29414 by the Institutional Review Board, Administrative Panel on Human Subjects in Medical Research, Stanford University, US; Protocol Director: Prof. H. Rivas, Active since 2013.
  • Studying the Subjective and Objective Experience of Mobile Applications Used in Different Contexts of Daily Life: Protocol 28265 by the Institutional Review Board, Administrative Panel on Human Subjects in Medical Research, Stanford University, US; Protocol Director: Prof. H. Rivas, Active since 2013.
  • Studying the Subjective and Objective Experience of Wearable Technologies Used in the Operating Room to Improve Efficiencies and Safety: Protocol 29481 by the Institutional Review Board, Administrative Panel on Human Subjects in Medical Research, Stanford University, US; Protocol Director: Prof. H. Rivas, Active 2013-2018.
  • Studying the Intimacy Perception of Mobile Phone Users: Protocol HS12-463 by the Institutional Review Board, Research Regulatory Compliance Office, Carnegie Mellon University, US; Protocol Director: Prof. A. Dey, 2012-2014.
  • Studying the Experience of Mobile Applications Used in Different Contexts: Protocol HS11‐018 by the Institutional Review Board, Research Regulatory Compliance Office, Carnegie Mellon University, US; Protocol Director: Prof. A. Dey, 2011-2012.
  • Studying the Use of Mobile Phones in Different Contexts: Protocol HS10‐370 by the Institutional Review Board, Research Regulatory Compliance Office, Carnegie Mellon University, US; Protocol Director: Prof. A. Dey, 2010-2011.