CONSENT TO PARTICIPATE IN A RESEARCH PROJECT
You are invited to participate in a research study. The study is conducted under the direction of Inna Shpilko, Assistant Professor at Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY). The purpose of this research study is twofold: (1) to identify the most essential journals in the field of neurosciences needed for academic study, teaching and research; and (2) to improve the existing library neuroscience journal research collections. The results of this study will be useful for academic faculty and scholars teaching and researching in the different areas of neuroscience. In addition, this project will be helpful to subject librarians responsible for collection building to better understand their users' needs.
The survey will be e-mailed to CUNY faculty working in the field of neuroscience. This survey should take 10-15 minutes to complete.
Your participation in this study is voluntary, and you may decide not to participate without prejudice, penalty, or loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled. If you decide to leave the study, please contact the principal investigator, Inna Shpilko, to inform her of your decision.
The data obtained from you will be collected via e-mail. The survey will be confidential, and the names of the participants will not be disclosed to anyone. The principal investigator will protect your confidentiality by securely storing the data. The collected data will be accessible to the principal investigator as well as CUNY-UI members and Queens College (CUNY) HRPP staff. All data will be deleted upon conclusion of the study. Any published results will not contain any identifiable information.
If you have any questions about the research now or in the future, you should contact the Principal Investigator, Inna Shpilko at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions concerning your rights as a participant in this study, you may contact the Queens College HRPP Coordinator Barbara Lermand at email@example.com or tel. 718-997-5415.
By completing this survey, you are giving your consent to participate. The survey will be open through March 31st, 2014.
Thank you for participating in this study,
Inna Shpilko, MS, MLS
Assistant Professor/Life Sciences Librarian
Benjamin Rosenthal Library
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11367