PRIVACY & CONFIDENTIALITY

What about privacy and confidentiality?
If you complete the survey only once all answers will be collected anonymously. If you opt into completing it a second time, All personal information obtained throughout the study will only be accessible in its identifiable form by the chief investigators or study coordinator. Any data collected as part of this project will be stored securely as per QUT’s Management of research data policy. No identifiable information will be used in publication of the results. This project will be carried out according to the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Research in Human Research (2007) produced by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. Participation in this study is voluntary.

What if I want to complain?
QUT is committed to researcher integrity and the ethical conduct of research projects.  However, if you do have any concerns or complaints about the ethical conduct of the project and would like to speak to someone who is not involved in the study, you may contact the QUT Research Ethics Unit on 07 3138 5123 or email ethicscontact@qut.edu.au.