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Any information you include when taking the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) questionnaire is confidential in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 and the NSF Act of 1950.

Survey information is reported only in aggregate or in a way that does not reveal any individual information. Federal agencies and the SED contractor take every precaution to protect respondent confidentiality.

The SED confidentiality statement includes comprehensive information on how your information is protected.

Download the SED Confidentiality Statement (pdf)