Principal Investigator: Marc Santolini, PhD StudyTitle: Dissecting scienceTelephone: +33 6 32 37 72 97Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgAddress: 8bis Rue Charles V, 75004 Paris, France
You are being asked to participate in a research study. This form will give you the information you will need to understand why this study is being done and why you are being invited to participate. It will also describe what you will need to do to participate and any known risks, inconveniences or discomforts that you may have while participating. We encourage you to take some time to think this over and ask questions now and at any other time.
In this project, we aim to study the production of Science in situ, using the iGEM scientific competition as a model. iGEM presents a unique opportunity to bring together groups of scientific thinkers in a competitive, collaborative, and scientifically rich way. The participating teams share their project and their lab book in open wiki websites. The study of these wikis has helped us identify the importance of student interactions in the success of teams. Yet, the origins and nature of these interactions in the lab has remained elusive. How do students collaborate? How are subgroups formed? How do these interactions help productivity (BioBricks/project size), creativity (project uniqueness) and success in the competition (medals and prizes)? Such interactions will be studied by surveying the individual members of iGEM teams, providing data to better understand the relationships between team composition, organization and outcomes.
The data collected in this study provides an opportunity to ask questions about the organization of scientific development.
WHERE WILL THE STUDY TAKE PLACE AND HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?
The research will be conducted in a distributed manner through web-based applications. The study will take place during the 2022 iGEM competition.
WHAT WILL I BE ASKED TO DO?
Below you can find the list of information that will be collected as part of the research project. Note that any personal identification will be anonymized. Participation in any of those data collections is purely voluntary and provides consent.
- Questionnaires (skills, preferences, demographics, social interactions)
DATA DE-IDENTIFICATION PROCESS AND PRIVACY PROTECTION
The data collected from you will be maintained under a confidential subject number and no identifying information will be preserved beyond the period of the experiment. Identity will be protected by reviewing variables prior to distribution to ensure that no personally identifying information or variables are included. The data generated by the study device cannot be used to identify participants. The anonymised data might be shared with project collaborators at the CRI and as part of the iGEMeta initiative (http://2017.igem.org/Resources/iGEMeta), in accordance with Institutional Review committees and Inserm Ethics Review Committee (CEEI-IRB).
WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?
Take as long as you like before you make a decision. We will be happy to answer any question you have about this study. If you have further questions about this project or if you have a research-related problem, you may contact the principal investigator Marc Santolini, PhD, by phone +33 6 32 37 72 97, or by emailing email@example.com.
CAN I STOP BEING IN THE STUDY?
You do not have to participate in this study if you do not want to. If you agree to be in the study, but later change your mind, you may drop out at any time. There are no penalties or negative consequences of any kind if you decide that you do not want to participate. If you decide you do not want to participate in the study even after you have started to participate, simply let one of the researchers know; you will be dropped out of the study, all information you provided will be deleted, and you will suffer no negative consequences.