IRB Study #0812000121
INDIANA UNIVERSITY INFORMED CONSENT STATEMENT
You are invited to participate in a research study, entitled Fingerprint Values. Volunteers with normal vision are being recruited to participate in this study. We ask you to read this form and ask any questions you may have before agreeing to be in the study.
The Study is being conducted by Dr. Tom Busey and his research team at the Indiana University Bloomington.
The purpose of the study is to investigate how people value the different outcomes that can occur during latent print comparisons.
If you agree to participate, you will be one of approximately 2000 subjects who will be participating in this research.
If you agree to be in the study, you will do the following things.
First, you will view an information video that will explain how fingerprint comparisons are done. It will also explain the different decisions that fingerprint examiners can make, as well as the outcomes that can occur.
This video is approximately 10 minutes long, and you are welcome to pause and rewind the movie if you find sections that are confusing.
Please watch the entire movie before proceeding to the actual experiment.
Once you have completed the movie, you will be asked to move one or two sliders that reflect your own personal values for fingerprint outcomes.
To save your data, click the save data button at the bottom. After you submit the data, there will be a series of demographic questions. As part of these demographic questions you will be asked about your personal experience with the criminal justice system. Please select the appropriate entry for each question and then select the continue button to save these answers. This will conclude the experiment.
The experiment should take a maximum of 15 minutes. You may only participate in the experiment once.
There are no known risks associated with the study, although there is always the possibility of loss of confidentiality.
Although there are no direct benefits to participants, data from this research will help us to understand how the brain processes complex images like fingerprints.
An alternative to participating in the study is to choose not to participate.
Efforts will be made to keep your personal information confidential. We cannot guarantee absolute confidentiality. Your personal information may be disclosed if required by law. Your identity will be held in confidence in reports in which the study may be published and in databases in which results may be stored. Organizations that may inspect and/or copy your research records for quality assurance and data analysis include groups such as the study investigator and his/her research associates, the IU Institutional Review Board or its designees, and (as allowed by law) state or federal agencies, specifically the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), etc. who may want to access your research records.
You will not receive payment for participation in this study.
For questions about the study, contact the researcher Dr. Tom Busey, Dept. of Psychology, Indiana University (812) 855-4261.
For questions about your rights as a research participant or to discuss problems, complaints or concerns about a research study, or to obtain information, or offer input, contact the IU Human Subjects Office at (812) 856-4242 or by email at email@example.com
Taking part in this study is voluntary. You may choose not to take part or may leave the study at any time. Leaving the study will not result in any penalty or loss of benefits to which you are entitled and you will be compensated for your time up to that point. Your decision whether or not to participate in this study will not affect your current or future relations with the investigator(s).
Form date: September 7, 2015
IRB Approval Date: May 24, 2016
Approval Expiration Date: May 23, 2017
By clicking below, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the above information, that you are 18 years of age or older, and give your consent to participate in our internet-based study.
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