Thank you. We really appreciate your participation.

Please read the following note before completing the questionnaire.

This project investigates earthquake risk reduction behaviours in organisations. We want to understand what organisations are doing to stay safe in our seismically active environment, and what helps or hinders organisations implementing earthquake risk reduction efforts.

You are being asked to participate in this survey as a representative of your organisation. This survey will contribute to the Earthquakes and Organisations research project carried out by Resilient Organisations and the University of Canterbury. This research project is funded by the New Zealand Government through the Earthquake Commission (EQC).

The survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.  Your responses are anonymous.

The results of this survey may be published, but you can be assured of the complete anonymity of data gathered in this survey: your identity will not be evident at any stage. To ensure anonymity, there are no identifiable questions in our survey, no IP addresses tracked, and no identifiable custom data or custom variables were used to send out this survey. Survey data will be stored in password protected files in a secure server and will be destroyed after ten years. Anonymised and aggregated data may also be shared with researchers on future projects investigating earthquake risk reduction.  

By completing the survey, you are consenting to participation in the project.   You are also indicating you have authority to speak on behalf of your organisation and that you consent to publication of the results of the project with the understanding that anonymity will be preserved.

This project is being led by Dr Tracy Hatton and Sophie Horsfall from Resilient Organisations Ltd, who can be contacted at (021 160 7707) or (027 610 2354). They will be pleased to discuss any concerns that you may have about participation in the project.

This project has been reviewed and approved by the University of Canterbury Human Ethics Committee. Participants should address any complaints to The Chair, Human Ethics Committee, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch (
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