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If you decide to participate, you will be asked to answer questions in an online (or mail) survey both prior to and following participation as a volunteer. The pre-participation part of the survey will last approximately 10 minutes, as will the post-participation part of the survey in the fall. While participating in this study, it is possible that you will feel some embarrassment or discomfort, at which point you can opt not to answer specific questions. You may not receive any direct benefit from taking part in this study, but the study may help to increase knowledge which may help others in the future. To encourage participation, you are eligible to become a member of the Oregon Lake Watch program.
Any information that is obtained in connection with this study and that can be linked to you or identify you will be kept private and will not be shared. This information will be kept private by storage at Portland State University in a password-protected computer file. Paper copies will be kept in a locked filing cabinet. Your participation is voluntary. You do not have to take part in this study and you may withdraw from this study at any time.
If you have questions or concerns about your participation in this study, contact Angela Strecker (email@example.com, 503-725-2427) at PO Box 751, Portland State University, Portland OR 97201. If you have concerns about your rights as a research subject, please contact Human Subjects Research Review Committee, Research and Strategic Partnerships, PO Box 751, Portland State University, Portland OR 97201 (firstname.lastname@example.org, 1-877-480-4400).
By completing the survey, you will indicate to the researcher that you have read and understand the above information and agree to take part in this study. The researcher will provide you with a copy of this form for your own records.