Participant Information Statement


Participation is voluntary and you are free to withdraw at any time.

What benefits can come from this study?
This study seeks to understand the personal perspective of staff working within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector at a variety of levels. Through this process, we aim to understand the impact of the nKPIs on ACCHOs and the barriers and enablers to implementing them. There is no financial benefit for engaging in the project.

How the information will be used
The information you provide will only be used for the purposes of this study and no other, without your express permission. Information from this study may be published in journals, conferences and/or books.

Risks or harms associated with the project
We do not envisage that there will be any risks associated with participating in this study.

Confidentiality of your information
To ensure your privacy, you will be given a study ID and:
  • Any information you provide to us will be de-identified with this study ID.
  • Your information will only be accessed by research staff.
  • Your hardcopy information will be stored in a secured facility by Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Unit, SAHMRI for a minimum of 5 years.
  • You will not be personally identified in any reports or articles; and
  • The information you provide will only be used for the purposes of this study and no other, without your express permission.
Withdrawing from the Project
If you decide to withdraw from the process we just ask that you contact Summer May Finlay on 0424299457 or via email or Alex Brown, Deputy Director and Program Leader Aboriginal Research South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute on If you withdraw it will not have a negative impact on your employment or with those involved in the project. Your information will be withdrawn and disposed of by the University of South Australia in a secure manner.

I consent to participate in the above research project on the following basis:
1. I have read the Participant Information Statement and have had the opportunity to ask questions. I understand the purpose of the research and my involvement in it.
2. I have the right to withdraw my consent and cease any further involvement in the research project at any time without giving reasons and without any penalty.
3. Any information I provide during the course of this research will remain confidential. Where the results of the research are published, my involvement and my personal results will not be identified
4. I understand that if I have any complaints or questions concerning this research project I can contact the principal researcher, the Chairperson or CEO of the local Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service; or the Chairperson of the relevant Ethics Committee