* 1. The purpose of this research study is to determine the potential benefits of conducting undergraduate research. This project is part of a class project and the data will not be published. This research is for class purposes only.

To participate in this study, you will complete a 10-item survey on your undergraduate research experience. The survey will take less than 10 minutes to complete. You will be asked to answer questions about your undergraduate biology research experiences. The survey will ask questions about your experience doing your research. It is my hope that information from this survey will contribute to a better understanding of individual’s perceptions of undergraduate research and how these perceptions and experiences influences future career or educational plans. Your responses to the survey will be anonymous. Your name will not be collected or appear anywhere on the survey and complete privacy will be guaranteed. Participation is completely voluntary and you may withdraw at any time. There is no reward for participating or consequence for not participating. This project is part of a class project and the data will not be published. This research is for class purposes only. The risks involved with participation in this study are no more than you would experience in regular daily activities. It is unlikely you will experience any harm or discomfort. I do not know if you will receive any direct benefits by taking part in this study. However, this research will contribute to a greater understanding of how undergraduate biology research influences student attitudes and future plans in biology. Your data will be submitted to a server using a secure, encrypted website. Only the researchers working with the study will see your data. All data provided will be kept confidential, unless required by law. We will make every attempt to keep your data secure to the extent permitted by the technology. However, no guarantees can be made regarding the interception of data sent via the Internet by any third parties. Stored data will be deleted from the server and any computers used in this study 1 year after the study is completed.

For related problems or questions regarding your rights as a research subject, contact the Florida Atlantic University Division of Research at (561) 297-0777. For other questions about the study, you should call the principal investigators Elyse Steiner at (954) 815-1562, esteine1@fau.edu or Dr. Meredith Dee at mdee1@fau.edu.

I have read the information describing this study. All my questions have been answered to my satisfaction. I am 18 years of age or older and freely consent to participate. I understand that I am free to withdraw from this study at any time without penalty. I have printed a copy of this consent form for my records.
By clicking the “Yes” button below, I am giving my consent to participate in this research study.