Consent Information

Date: July 31, 2011
Project Title: Coaches’ confidence in dealing with athletes suspected of doping


Philip Sullivan
Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology
Brock University
905 688 5550 extension 4787

You are invited to participate in a study that involves research. The purpose of this study is to examine coaches’ confidence in potentially dealing with atheltes that may be taking banned substnces..

As a participant, you will be asked to complete 2 surveys on your coaching behaviors and attitudes. Participation will take approximately 15 miunutes of your time.

Possible benefits of participation include having a better appreciation of your own coaching behavior. There are no known risks associated with participation in this study.

All information you provide is considered anonymous; your name will not be included or, in any other way, associated with the data collected in the study. Furthermore, because our interest is in the average responses of the entire group of participants, you will not be identified individually in any way in written reports of this research.
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Data collected during this study will be stored in a secure location on Brock University campus. Data will be kept for 3 years after which time the surveys will be shredded. Access to this data will be restricted to the investigator.

Participation in this study is voluntary. If at any time during the survey you wish to discontinue participating, simply stop entering information and leave the website. Your data will not be saved.

Results of this study may be published in professional journals and presented at conferences. Feedback about this study will be available through Dr. Philip Sullivan at the phone number and email address given above. Feedback should be available within 6 months or your participation.

If you have any questions about this study or require further information, please contact Dr. Philip Sullivan using the contact information provided above. This study has been reviewed and received ethics clearance through the Research Ethics Board at Brock University (xx-xxx). If you have any comments or concerns about your rights as a research participant, please contact the Research Ethics Office at (905) 688-5550 Ext. 3035,

I agree to participate in this study described above. I have made this decision based on the information I have read in this Information Letter. I understand that a completed survey will be interpreted as my consent.