Consent to Participate in Research
Carpentries Long-Term Impact Survey

Introduction and Purpose
My name is Erin Becker and I am the Associate Director of The Carpentries. Thank you for volunteering to take part in our research study, which is about understanding the effectiveness of our workshops. The information you provide will be used to improve future workshops. The survey is 30 questions long and will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.

Your responses will be recorded anonymously. If you respond via email, your IP address will be registered; however, your responses will remain anonymous. We hope to use these results to improve workshops for future learners.

Risks and Benefits
There are no direct risks or benefits to you from filling out this survey, and no compensation. You will be offered an opportunity to participate in a drawing at the end of this survey. Should you choose to participate, your e-mail address will be recorded. Your e-mail address will not be linked to your survey results. You may enter the drawing without completing the survey by leaving the questions blank.

You are not required to take this survey to participate in future workshops. You may quit the survey at any time or skip any item other than those required to correctly sort your responses.

If you have any questions about the study, please contact Erin Becker, Associate Director of The Carpentries at or or Megan Welsh, Assistant Professor of Education at the University of California, Davis at

If you have any questions about your rights or treatment as a research participant in this study or would like to provide input about this research, please contact the University of California at Davis’ IRB Board at (916) 703-9151,, or 2921 Stockton Blvd, Suite 1400, Room 1429, Sacramento, CA 95817.

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* 1. I consent to taking this survey.

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* 2. Are you 18 years of age or above?

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* 3. Is this your first time completing this survey?