General Questions
Air Quality Web Site and Teaching Module Use by Citizen Scientists

The purpose of this research is to study air quality distribution in the Salt Lake Valley. We also hope to better understand the best means to engage citizen scientists in air quality research. We are conducting this study because poor air quality has a significant impact on quality of life and yet we know relatively little about how it may vary geographically. We also hope to better understand the sources of poor air quality in our valley.

We are asking you to help identify air-quality research questions by participating in the following anonymous questionairre. We are not collecting personal information. As a later part of this study, we will be deploying low-cost, air-quality sensors in schools, and the survey results will help us engage teachers and students in these questions while providing key data to the community.

If you have any questions complaints or if you feel you have been harmed by this research please contact Kerry Kelly (, 801-587-7601), or Anthony Butterfield (, 801-587-8461).

Contact the Institutional Review Board (IRB) if you have questions regarding your rights as a research participant. Also, contact the IRB if you have questions, complaints or concerns which you do not feel you can discuss with the investigator. The University of Utah IRB may be reached by phone at (801) 581-3655 or by e-mail at

It should take approximately 5 minutes to complete the questionnaire. Participation in this study is voluntary. You can choose not to take part. You can choose not to finish the questionnaire or omit any question you prefer not to answer without penalty or loss of benefits.

By returning this questionnaire, you are giving your consent to participate.

Thank you for your participating and helping your community better understand and combat poor air quality.

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