Consent Form


CTAHR's Food Systems Team - a multi-departmental working group - is conducting a survey to map CTAHR's faculty networks to assess and support a land-grant institution's capacity within local food systems. You are encouraged to take part in this network analysis study of the College. The findings will allow us to understand CTAHR's strengths and weaknesses, and help to define CTAHR's role. To effectively characterize CTAHR as a whole, we are aiming for a near 100% response rate. It will take 8-16 minutes to complete the survey, and we highly appreciate your participation. 

What am I being asked to do?
If you participate in this project, you will be asked to fill out a survey. You may also be invited to participate in an individual interview if you check “Yes” indicating your interest.

The short survey will consist of 22 questions in 3 sections: Consent Form, Background Questions, Collaboration Questions (Part 3), and Optional Feedback. The core eight survey questions in Part 3 will include questions that explore who you work with and how intensively you work with them. The survey may take about 8-16 minutes. 

Confidentiality and Privacy:
While your name is obtained, your response will be kept confidential. Names will be immediately coded and kept in an encrypted data file. No personal, identifiable information will be used in any analysis, reports, or data sharing.  

If you have any questions about this study, please call or email Sothy Eng at (808) 956-7212 and or Noa Lincoln at 808-956-6498 and or Thao Le at (808) 956-2232 and If you have questions about your rights as a research participant, you may contact the UH Human Studies Program at 808-956-5007 or


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* 1. I have read and understand my rights as a research participant, acknowledge that my participation is voluntary, and consent to participation.

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* 2. Please provide your name.  All participants will be assigned a unique code and all names will be removed prior to data storage and analyses.

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* 3. You may contact me for further interview on this this topic: