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Chief Investigator's / Supervisor's Name: Christopher Burrell
Chief Investigator's / Supervisor's Title: Adjunct Lecturer
 
You are invited to participate in a study of the current attitudes toward adverse event reporting within the Australian chiropractic profession. The purpose of the study is to gather data on adverse event reporting system utilisation. This is the first step in a wider agenda with regard to improving the system which will ultimately benefit the wider community.
The study is being conducted by Charlotte McClure to meet the requirements of the Master of Chiropractic degree, under the supervision of Christopher Burrell and Joshua Fitzgerald.


Christopher Burrell
Adjunct Lecturer
02 9850 6382
christopher.burrell@mq.edu.au
Department of Chiropractic

Joshua Fitzgerald
Casual Academic
02 9850 9383
joshua.fitzgerald@mq.edu.au

Charlotte McClure
Master of Chiropractic Student
charlotte.mcclure@students.mq.edu.au

If you decide to participate, you will be asked to complete the anonymous and brief 5-10 minute survey as prompted. This involves 8 online multiple choice questions. Please note that an opportunity to comment is available at the end of the survey.

Any information or personal details gathered in the course of the study are confidential (except as required by law). No individual will be identified in any publication of the results. Only the chief investigator and co-investigators will have access to the data. A summary of the results of the data will be published in an appropriate professional journal.

Participation in this study is entirely voluntary: you are not obliged to participate.
I have read and understand the information above. The submission of the questionnaire will be regarded as consent to use the information for research purposes.

The ethical aspects of this study have been approved by the Macquaire University Human Research Ethics Committee. If you have any complaints or reservations about any ethical aaspect of your participation in this research, you may contact the Committee through the Director, Research Ethics (telephone (02) 9850 7954, email ethics@mq.edu.au). Any complaint you make will be treated in condfidence and investigated, and you will be informed of the outcome.

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