Survey Informed Consent Procedure


You are being invited to participate in an online survey conducted by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA). The purpose of this survey is to help CARPHA understand how CARPHA’s Situation Reports, Technical Documents, situation report infographics, and CARPHA Infographics have been used by stakeholders to inform policy and/or practice in managing their response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Caribbean region. Your participation in this survey is voluntary, and there is no financial compensation. If you choose to participate, you can access the questionnaire through the link below. It should take approximately ten to fifteen minutes to complete.

Potential Risks: There is minimal risk to taking part in the study. If at any point you feel uncomfortable with the questions, please end the questionnaire and your answers will be deleted.

Potential Benefits: There is no direct benefit to you from taking part in this study. The information you provide, however, will contribute to the enhancement of CARPHA’s communication products on COVID-19 for the Caribbean.

Confidentiality: In accordance with the CARPHA data sharing policy, the data will only be shared and made available to the evaluation team during the period of the evaluation. This is to ensure confidentiality and the avoidance of any data security issues. The data will be stored on CARPHA's secured server and will be accessible only by members of the evaluation team, with the appropriate security access. All surveys will be collected electronically with no personal identifiers nor IP addresses collected. Data will be stored electronically and kept confidential and anonymous under password protection. Any electronically transmitted data will be password protected and encrypted. Data generated will be deleted after the analysis has been completed. Individual data will not be shared, all data will be presented and shared in aggregate.

Consent: If you click the link below, you are stating that you understand that your participation in this study is completely voluntary. You are also stating that you know that you can withdraw from the study at any time without penalty by exiting the questionnaire.

If you have any questions or concerns about this survey, please contact Dr. Lisa Indar, Director, Surveillance, Disease Prevention, and Control, Caribbean Public Health Agency at postmaster@carpha.org

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