Why did I get a call from 864-401-1725?

You have been contacted for an important study conducted by the University of Michigan Survey Research Center, one of five centers within the Institute for Social Research (ISR). ISR is the world’s largest academic social science survey and research organization and an international leader in interdisciplinary social science research involving the collection and analysis of data.

We hope that you will decide to participate. The data collected as part of our studies is widely used by researchers, decision makers and government leaders in the sharing of information and creation of policies that affect all of our lives.

Privacy for Study Participants

All of the research procedures used by the University of Michigan’s Survey Research Center are designed to ensure that your confidentiality is protected at each stage of the research—from data collection to public dissemination. Thorough safeguards are built into everything we do, and all employees who work for our organization sign a Pledge of Confidentiality to adhere to these procedures and safeguards.

University of Michigan Interviewer Identification

Whether they contact you in-person or by telephone, all University of Michigan Interviewers will clearly identify themselves. In-person, they carry a University of Michigan ID badge which includes their picture and interviewer ID number. If calling to schedule appointments or conduct interviews by telephone, they will identify themselves by their first and last name and state that they work for the University of Michigan’s Survey Research Center.

To confirm the legitimacy of an interviewer, or if you have questions or comments about one of our studies, you can our toll-free line at 1-800-759-7947.