Consent to Participate in a Research Study (Page 3/4)

Payment for Participation: You will be compensated $50 for completion of the research protocol described above under “Procedures” and “Time Commitment” Upon satisfactory completion of the study, which will last approximately two weeks, the Principal Investigator will ask you to send your preferred payment method (check, PayPal, or Venmo) and associated contact information such as your full name, mailing address, or email address for purposes of payment. This information will not be stored with your location data or survey responses. You will be paid by your preferred mode within two weeks of the study completion. If you are unable to complete the study protocol for any reason, a payment will be made based on the level of completed participation. You will be paid $2 for each day of PACO surveys and Google Maps location history, $10 for completion of the online survey, and $25 for participation in the conference call.

New Information: You will be notified about any new information regarding this study that may affect your willingness to participate in a timely manner.

Confidentiality: We will make our best efforts to maintain confidentiality of any information that is collected during this research study, and that can identify you. We will disclose this information only with your permission or as required by law. We will protect your confidentiality by maintaining secure data storage and collecting minimal personally identifiable information (only your email address), which will be replaced by a participant ID when data from different sources (demographic surveys, Google Maps Timeline, and PACO survey answers) are combined into one database. The research team, authorized CUNY staff, and government agencies that oversee this type of research may have access to research data and records in order to monitor the research. Research records provided to authorized, non-CUNY individuals will not contain identifiable information about you. Publications and/or presentations that result from this study will not identify you or contain your identifiable information.

Participants’ Rights: Your participation in this research study is entirely voluntary. If you decide not to participate, there will be no penalty to you, and you will not lose any benefits to which you are otherwise entitled. Questions,

Comments or Concerns: If you have questions, comments or concerns about the research, you can talk to:

Jessica Murray, Principal Investigator, Doctoral Student Human Development/Psychology

Kristen Gillespie-Lynch, Faculty Advisor, Professor Human Development/Psychology

If you have questions about your rights as a research participant, or have comments or concerns that you would like to discuss with someone other than the researchers, please call the CUNY Research Compliance Administrator at 646-664-8918 or email [email protected]. Alternately, you can write to:

CUNY Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
Attn: Research Compliance Administrator
205 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017