If you don't want to see it, then you can always put it on a mule.
Locking an item in the BANK should make it secure.
Seems that an item that is LOCKED in the bank or elsewhere shows up as researchable, even though it cannot actually be chosen to research.
The issue for me is not the security - it is the fact that I CANNOT see what I can research.
I guess what I am unhappy about is the fact that I SEE NOTHING when I select the trait that I would like to research
If I could see what was locked - I would be much happier - then at least I could decide if I wanted to unlock it