6 What if I withdraw from this research project?
If you decide to withdraw from this research project, please notify a member of the research team before you withdraw. A member of the research team will inform you if there are any special requirements linked to withdrawing. If you do withdraw your consent during the research project, the relevant study staff will not collect additional personal information from you, although personal information already collected will be retained to ensure that the results of the research project can be measured properly and to comply with law.
7 What happens when the research project ends?
It is anticipated that the online case conferences will continue if there is sufficient evidence to support the effectiveness and feasibility of them.
8 What will happen to information about me?
The only personal data collected as part of this study is your email address to allow communication for participation in the online case conferences. This information will not be used in any other way. Survey responses are completely anonymous.
It is anticipated that the results of this research project will be published and/or presented in a variety of forums. In any publication and/or presentation, information will be provided in such a way that you cannot be identified, except with your permission.
9 Who is organising and funding the research?
This research project is being conducted by Matthew Sutton (Flinders University, Adelaide) and Paula Harding (The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne).
10 Who has reviewed the research project?
All research in Australia involving humans is reviewed by an independent group of people called a Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC). The ethical aspects of this research project have been approved by the HREC of Southern Adelaide Clinical Human Research Ethics Committee.
This project will be carried out according to the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007). This statement has been developed to protect the interests of people who agree to participate in human research studies.
11 Further information and who to contact
The person you may need to contact will depend on the nature of your query.
If you want any further information concerning this project you can contact the principal investigator, Matthew Sutton on (08) 7221 8366, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any complaints about any aspect of the project, the way it is being conducted or any questions about being a research participant in general, then you may contact: