AIMS/PURPOSE - Note that all inputs to this survey are being requested on a voluntary basis. Data collected from this survey is intended to help the research community discover and better understand the underlying factors involved in the causation of Multiple Sclerosis. No compensation or immediate direct benefit is being promised to those who complete the survey.
ETHICAL Disclosure - This survey is being undertaken as an independent research activity by Leroy Lowe of Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada (firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-902-893-5362). It is not being funded by any organization and Leroy Lowe has no financial ties or associations with any companies that have an interest in Multiple Sclerosis. The results will be used solely for public benefit and any significant findings that emerge from the study will be submitted to an appropriate academic journal to ensure competent academic peer review and a broad dissemination of the results if they are important.
PRIVACY Statement - All contributions to this survey are anonymous and no specific identifying personal information is being collected with this survey. For anyone who wishes to be contacted later, an email address can be submitted (below) but that email will not be shared with anyone. The data from this study will be safeguarded and if any other researchers need to see the raw data for analysis, emails will be stripped from the dataset before the other details are shared.
INFORMED CONSENT - By completing this questionnaire, you verify that:
* You have read and understood the purpose of this survey along with the other details provided above; * You have voluntarily agreed to participate; and * You are at least 21 years of age.
Please direct any questions about this survey to Leroy Lowe (see contact details above). If you are taking the survey, thank you in advance for your willingness to assist. Your input is greatly appreciated!