Welcome to the survey: playing video games during the covid-19 pandemic

What is this study about?
The purpose of this study is to understand how video games can help us to cope with the pandemic challenges.

The study is part of a series of studies to understand people’s responses to the exposure to digital media to inform and demystify spontaneous sensory perceptions, cognition and behaviours experienced after playing video games, so-called Game Transfer Phenomena (GTP).

Who can participate in this study?
• 18 years old or older.
•  Video game players & no video game players.

What will your participation involve?
Answering an online survey which takes max. 20 minutes.

What are the benefits of your participation?
• You can win a £20 Amazon Gift Card or a signed copy of the sci-fi book "Planet Alt-Sete-Nine: The Lost Princess" By B.J Neblett about video games and Game Transfer Phenomena.

• You will contribute to understanding the relation between playing video games, experiencing Game Transfer Phenomena and coping with stressors during exceptional circumstances.
Your rights as a participant
• Your participation is voluntary.
• You have the right to leave the study at any time.
• We will ask you to create a personal code or nickname that can be used to identify your data and remove it from the study, should you change your mind about consent or participation.

As long as you can be identified in the collected data, you have the right to:
• access the personal data that is being processed about you
• request that your personal data is deleted
• request that incorrect personal data about you is corrected/rectified
• receive a copy of your personal data (data portability),
• send a complaint to the Data Protection Officer or The Norwegian Data Protection Authority regarding the processing of your personal data.

How will your data be used?
Your responses will be analysed as part of the full data rather than as individual responses. The information you provide will be used only for research purposes, and the results will be published in scientific papers, conferences, articles on the Internet and shared in the press or other media.

Personal privacy
• Optionally, you can share your email address at the end of the survey if you want to i) receive information about the results of this study, ii) receive invitation about participating in further studies about GTP, iii) take part in the raffle, or iv) assist in recruiting participants for future studies. 
• The only personal data that can identify you collected in this study is your IP address, which will be NOT be traced back, and it will be saved only to allow you to return to complete the survey in case of accidental web browser shutdown and to avoid replication of responses.

Where can I find out more?
If you have any questions or concerns about your participation in this study, please contact:

Lead researcher:
Dr Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari
The Centre for the Science of Learning & Technology (SLATE)
University of Bergen
UIB’s Data Protection Officer: Janecke.Veim@uib.no; +47 55 58 20 29
Norwegian Centre for Research Data AS, personverntjenester@nsd.no; 55 58 21 17.

Ethical approval granted by the Norwegian Centre for Research Data. Project number 577389.

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* Signing the consent form
I have read the information above, and I understand the purpose and the implications of my participation and have been given the opportunity to ask questions.

You are not giving up any rights by assenting to this consent form. By checking the following boxes, I agree to: