Before administering this survey, individuals will need to comply with the requirements of their local Institutional Review Board (IRB) or other entity responsible for reviewing the ethical compliance of research studies. For example, Australian researchers may wish to refer to the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research or the Australian Association for Research in Education’s Code of Ethics. You may also consider reviewing the NIH’s International Compilation of Human Research Standards, which contains information about more than 1,000 “laws, regulations, and guidelines on human subjects protections in 130 countries.”
For information about the ethical conduct of research in the United States, users may refer to the following training programs:
- CITI Program – Human Subjects Research Training
- NIH Office of Extramural Research – Protecting Human Research Participants
An example Informed Consent statement is included with this survey instrument. However, users are encouraged to consult their local institution- or government-approved Informed Consent guidelines for additional requirements before attempting to run the survey.