We have approval for this study from the Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Cambridge, UK. We are subject to the General Data Protection Regulation.
Sensitive Data we are collecting:
Voice samples, cough and breath sounds (as recorded by you through the
Location (only once when you fill the survey)
Some medical history questions
Some demographics (age, gender)
No further personal information will be collected. The data will be transmitted encrypted to the server. We will not collect identifiers which allow us to identify the user. The app displays a consent screen, where we ask the user’s permission to participate in the study by using the app. The data will be used by researchers in the team to understand the relationship of the COVID-19 disease with voice and sounds.
Data may be preprocessed and shared more widely with researchers at other institutions in both the UK and overseas. Any data shared will be handled carefully by recipients and contractual arrangements will be put in place to ensure the confidentiality and security of the data, including any necessary contractual or other safeguards should the data be transferred outside the EU. Incidental findings will not be fed back to participants or other parties. Users can leave the app and delete it at any time. Participants must be 16 years or older. Users can also request that their data is deleted at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org and quoting the ID that appears in the last screen of the app, though please note that any data already shared with researchers at other institutions will not be deleted from their copies.
For further general information about the University of Cambridge’s use of your personal data as a participant in a research study, please see here. Please note that the legal basis for processing any personal data collected by this project is to perform a task in the public interest, namely academic research.
The app won't offer any medical advice and it only collects data for research.