Questions tagged [confidentiality]

For issues related to required or advised confidentiality in academia.

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Are PhD applications confidential in the USA?

I came out on the diversity portion and I am having deep regrets and fears that anybody outside the admissions committee sees it. I doubt anybody on admissions even cares but I need to know that such ...
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Is it ok (ethically speaking) to rename features of a dataset for publishing?

I work in the machine learning field where I deal with datasets provided by an industrial partner, and one concern of the project is the confidentiality of the data. My team is working on a fault ...
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Non-confidential student support letter for a teaching award

My home faculty announced a call of nominations for a teaching award. I am confident that my teaching contributions have been substantial and wish to be recognized. So I contacted the selection ...
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Review confidentiality vs Collaborator Interest conflict

The prevailing view at Are abstracts confidential during the review process? is that all information in the review process is considered confidential, including the information sent to you before you ...
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Can a professor ask students to upload a picture ID?

This week I had a midterm exam which wasn’t mandatory, but the professor provided it so we could improve our grades. Along with the instructions that was listed, there was a line which says have your ...
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Is it okay to mention what a different chair is working on?

I'm a university student and am looking for a master's thesis topic. I also have a job at a company and this company is cooperating with a chair / staff of a chair (i.e. people working for a teaching ...
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How to convey confidentiality to the hiring committee? [duplicate]

I will be applying for TT jobs and I am currently working as a TT faculty. How should you express in your cover letter that you want to keep your job search confidential from your current colleagues? ...
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Should I discuss with professor before joining research internship? [closed]

Hypothetically: a MS student, and have an offer for an internship related to what I've been academically working on. I know some information on the current projects of the people that work in the same ...
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Adding co-author without consent of all co-authors [closed]

I have been collaborating with an individual on a scientific paper. I have documents showing that this individual has shared the paper content with other people. Also, the individual has added co-...