Project Welcome: Assessing Mutual Understanding and Collaboration Efforts Between U.S. Refugee Resettlement Agencies and Public Libraries
Online Consent Form
You are being asked to participate in a voluntary research study. The purpose of this study is to gather information on public libraries’ understanding and collaboration efforts with refugee resettlement agencies in the United States. Participating in this study will involve a twelve-question survey and your participation will last the duration of the survey. Risks related to this research include no more than minimal risk due to taking an online survey; benefits related to this research include gaining a more comprehensive view of collaborative work between public libraries and refugee resettlement agencies, as well as prioritizing efforts to improve relationship building and information sharing through the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs.
Principal Investigator Name and Title: Clara M. Chu, Director
Department and Institution: Mortenson Center for International Library Programs
Contact Information: c Phone: (217) 333-3085 | E-mail: email@example.com
What procedures are involved?
The study procedures are one online survey.
This research will be performed online over the next couple of months. The survey will last no more than 5-10 minutes.
Will my study-related information be kept confidential?
Faculty, staff, students, and others with permission or authority to see your study information will maintain its confidentiality to the extent permitted and required by laws and university policies. The names or personal identifiers of participants will not be published or presented.
Will I be reimbursed for any expenses or paid for my participation in this research?
You will not be offered payment for being in this study.
Can I withdraw or be removed from the study?
If you decide to participate, you are free to withdraw your consent and discontinue participation at any time. Your participation in this research is voluntary. Your decision whether or not to participate, or to withdraw after beginning participation, will not affect your current or future dealings with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The researchers also have the right to stop your participation in this study without your consent if they believe it is in your best interests and/or you were to object to any future changes that may be made in the study plan.
Will data collected from me be used for any other research?
Your de-identified information could be used for future research without additional informed consent.
Who should I contact if I have questions?
If you have questions about this project, you may contact Clara M. Chu at (217) 333-3085 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions about your rights as a participant in this study or any concerns or complaints, please contact the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Office for the Protection of Research Subjects at 217-333-2670 or via email at email@example.com.
Please print this consent form if you would like to retain a copy for your records.