The playtest sign-up list will be used by ETC students, faculty, and staff to recruit playtesters to help students test projects made as part of their ETC coursework.
Such testing is considered product development rather than research.
For cases involving human subjects research, a more formal process governed by Carnegie Mellon's Institutional Review Board is followed.
As part of product development, the students may wish to gather pictures and video, and so typically a playtest session has an audio-visual permission form.
When you participate in playtesting for the ETC, we require you and any participating dependents to fill out our audio/video permission forms.
Examples of these can be found here for minors and here for adults.
Keep in mind that these are example forms, and not necessarily the exact forms you will be asked to sign.