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Thank you for your time in responding to the Global Perspective Inventory (GPI).
This study is being conducted by researchers at Iowa State University in
cooperation with staff from [[College or University]].
The GPI collects information about global
and holistic student learning and development and student experiences and
perceptions of their campus environment. The GPI measures how a student thinks,
views themself as a person with a cultural heritage, and relates to others from
other cultures, backgrounds and values. This study has received approval from Institutional
Review Board at Iowa State University (#15-278).
Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. If you agree to
participate, you will complete the GPI survey that follows this page. The
survey will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete. There are no
foreseeable risks to you as a participant in this study.
Your responses will be kept confidential and stored on password-protected
computers accessible only to the researchers at Iowa State University and
personnel in the [[unit or department name]] at your institution. Your
institution and the GPI researchers will make every effort to keep your
responses confidential. The [[unit or department name]] at your
institution, will however, receive identifiable survey data for use with other
institutional data for the purpose of improving campus programs and services.
Records identifying participants will be kept confidential to the extent
allowed by applicable laws and regulations and will not be made publicly
available. However, federal government regulatory agencies, auditing
departments of Iowa State University, and the ISU Institutional Review Board (a
committee that reviews and approves research studies with human subjects) may
inspect and/or copy your records for quality assurance and analysis.
These records may contain private information.
Data collected from this survey may be released to other investigators for
their research purposes. Data may be used to further study how colleges
and universities can use results to focus discussion among colleagues to
consider adjustments in the curriculum, co-curriculum and community that would
enhance global learning and development. Data may also be used for other
studies focusing on one or more of the dimensions the GPI. Future investigators
will not be provided with identifiers linking data to specific students.
Data supplied to investigators will use a randomly generated alphanumeric code
to mark unique records, but they will not be linked back to you in any way.
Future investigators will be required to complete a data sharing agreement
contractually obligating them to use data without identifiers and to store such
information on a secure, password-protected network. Questions about this
database and requests for removal of your data from this database should be
made to Robert D. Reason, Ph.D., (email@example.com) the Principal
Investigator on this project.
You do not have to take this survey if you do not want to. If you agree
to take this survey, but later change your mind, you may exit the survey at any
time. You may also skip any question you do not wish to answer.
There are no penalties or consequences of any kind if you decide that you do
not want to participate.
If you have any questions about the rights of research subjects or
research-related injury, please contact the IRB Administrator at Iowa State
University by calling 515-294-4566 or by email at IRB@iastate.edu; or by mail
at Director, Office of Responsible Research, 1138 Pearson Hall, Ames, IA
50011. If you have questions about this particular study, please contact
the Principal Investigator, Robert Reason, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you very much for your time.
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