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Kapor Survey

Center for WorkLife Law and The Kapor Center: Informed Consent

SPONSOR: The Kapor Center

INVESTIGATOR: Joan C. Williams          

TELEPHONE: 415-565-4640


Before agreeing to participate in this research study, it is important that you read and understand the following explanation of the proposed study.  This consent document describes the purpose, procedures and risks of the study.  It also describes your right to withdraw from the study at any time.  No guarantees or assurances can be made as to the results of the study.

An institutional review board (IRB) is an independent committee established to help protect the rights of research subjects. Advarra IRB has approved the information in this consent document and has given approval for the study investigator to do the study.  This does not mean the IRB has approved your participation in the study.  You must think about the information in this consent document for yourself.  You must then decide if you want to be in the study.


You are being asked to participate in this research study because the researchers would like to learn more about people in tech’s experiences of bias. The primary purpose of this research is to hear from underrepresented groups in tech to better understand their experiences of bias in these different contexts.


Your participation in this survey will last approximately 10 minutes.  During this time, you will be asked a set of questions about your experiences in  the workplace.


There is minimal risk to participating in this study. You may feel uncomfortable when answering some of the questions. The information you provide is anonymous and you are free to withdraw from participation at any time. You are also free to not answer any questions that you do not feel comfortable answering.


This study is for research purposes only.  There is no direct benefit to you from your participation in the study.  Information learned from the study may help the Kapor Center and the Center for WorkLife Law better understand bias in tech workplaces.


There is no monetary compensation for participation in this study. There are no costs associated with this study.

At the end of the survey, participants will have an opportunity to select a charity to receive a donation. At the close of the data collection period, the Kapor Center will make a donation to each charity based on participants' selections. 


Any information provided and/or identifying records will remain confidential and kept in a locked file and/or password-protected computer file in the researcher’s office for a minimum of five years. All data collected from you will be coded with a random number. The results of this research project may be made public and information quoted in professional journals and meetings, but information from this study will only be reported as a group, and not individually.


Your decision to participate in this study is voluntary.  You may choose to not participate or you may withdraw from the study for any reason without penalty or loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled.  If you choose to withdraw from the study, your data will be excluded from the analysis and destroyed.


People in tech over the age of 18 who have at least 2 years of work experience and are currently employed, or have been employed in the past 5 years are qualified to participate in the study. 


If you have any questions regarding the questionnaire, please contact Dr. Rachel Korn (

If you consent to participate, please click “continue” below.

1. Do you provide your consent to participate in this research study? *This question is required.