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* 1. You are being asked to participate in a voluntary research study. The purpose of this study is to benchmark biomedical engineering laboratory courses in undergraduate programs. Participating in this study will involve completing a brief online survey and your participation will last about 10 minutes. No risks are anticipated from participating. Benefits related to this research include contributing to valuable data for the biomedical engineering education community.

Principal Investigators: Karin Jensen, PhD and Jenny Amos, PhD

Department and Institution: Bioengineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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What procedures are involved?
The study procedures are to complete a brief survey online. You will need to participate one time. The survey will last about 10 minutes.

Will my study-related information be kept confidential?
Faculty, students, and staff who may see your information will maintain confidentiality to the extent of laws and university policies. Personal identifiers will not be published or presented.

Will I be reimbursed for any expenses or paid for my participation in this research?
For your participation, you will be entered into a raffle for a $200 gift card.

Can I withdraw or be removed from the study?
If you decide to participate, you are free to withdraw your consent and discontinue participation at any time. Your participation in this research is voluntary. Your decision whether or not to participate, or to withdraw after beginning participation, will not affect your current or future dealings with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Will data collected from me be used for any other research?
Your de-identified information could be used for future research without additional informed consent.

Who should I contact if I have questions?
If you have questions about this project, you may contact Karin Jensen at 217-265-6941 or If you have any questions about your rights as a participant in this study or any concerns or complaints, please contact the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Office for the Protection of Research Subjects at 217-333-2670 or via email at

Please print this consent form if you would like to retain a copy for your records.

I have read and understand the above consent form. I certify that I am 18 years old or older. By clicking the “Submit” button to enter the survey, I indicate my willingness to voluntarily take part in this study.