IU’s Kinsey, School of Informatics re-release app for anonymous reporting of sexual behaviors

With privacy concerns addressed, Indiana University has re-released the free Kinsey Reporter app, a global mobile survey platform for collecting and reporting anonymous data about sexual and other intimate behaviors, IU News Room reports.  The pilot project was announced in the fall. But researchers from IU’s School of Informatics and Computing and project partner The Kinsey Institute delayed the public release until the university could fully review the project for any potential privacy-related legal issues. The reporting app had already been reviewed and approved by the university’s information technology division and IU’s Institutional Review Board, which reviews all research involving humans. Kinsey Reporter allows citizen observers around the world to use free applications now available for Apple and Android mobile platforms to not only report on sexual behavior and experiences but to share, explore and visualize the accumulated data. The app is free from Apple iOS and Google Play (for Android) online stores, and reports made by anonymous citizen scientists will be used for research and shared with the public at the Kinsey Reporter website.

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