Potential Risks: No risks are expected as a result of participating in this study. Nonetheless, if you feel any distress during the study, you can withdraw at any time without any penalty.
Potential Benefits: While there may not be any direct benefit from participating in this study, potential benefits can result from learning about children’s outdoor play, being able to “voice” your opinion and knowing that you are contributing to developing an innovative online tool that educate parents and others about the importance of outdoor play for children.
Confidentiality: Your confidentiality will be respected. You will be assigned a unique study number as a participant in this study. This number will not include any personal information that could identify you. Research records and data that can indirectly identifying you (e.g., email address, demographic questions) may, nonetheless, be inspected in the presence of the Principal Investigator by representatives of the Lawson Foundation, Health Canada, and University of British Columbia Research Ethics Board for the purpose of monitoring the research. No information or records that disclose your identity will be published without your consent, nor will any information or records that disclose your identity be removed or released without your consent unless required by law.
Your rights to privacy are legally protected by federal and provincial laws that require safeguards to ensure that your privacy is respected. You also have the legal right of access to the information about you that has been collected for this study, and an opportunity to correct any errors in this information, if needed. Further details about these laws are available on request to your study researcher.
Your survey responses will be stored in a password protected folder in a secured network at the BC Children’s Hospital Research for 5 years. Only research staff associated with the project will have access to them for the purpose of data cleaning and analysis. After 5 years, these will be destroyed (i.e., permanently deleted). Any identifiable information (e.g., demographic information, email address) will be encrypted and stored in a password protected folder in a secured network at the BC Children’s Hospital or in a locked cabinet at Dr. Brussoni’s BC Children’s Hospital Research office.
Remuneration/Compensation: To acknowledge your time and contribution to the study, you will receive $30 upon completion of the first round of the survey and then $15 for each follow-up survey you complete (1 week after and 3 months after). For those who are assigned to the In-Person group will receive additional $30 when attending in-person workshop.
Contact for information about the study: If you have any questions or concerns about what we are asking of you, please contact Dr. Mariana Brussoni at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-875-3712; Christina Han, research coordinator at email@example.com or 604-875-2000 ext 2433; or Takuro Ishikawa, graduate academic assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-875-2000 ext 6708.
Contact for concerns about the rights of research subjects: If you have any concerns or complaints about your rights as a research participant and/or your experiences while participating in this study, contact the Research Participant Complaint Line in the UBC Office of Research Ethics at 604-822-8598 or if long distance e-mail RSIL@ors.ubc.ca or call toll free 1-877-822-8598.