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Educational Video Survey

Informed Consent - Adult Survey
Title of Research Study:  Education Materials Evaluation 

Investigator: Lori Peek
Co-Investigator: Carla Herran

Purpose of the Study
The purpose of the study is to evaluate educational materials. The University of Colorado Boulder has partnered with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), the United States Geological Survey (USGS), and others working on education materials related to earthquakes. These materials include videos, demonstrations, and classroom activities. We are conducting an evaluation study to see if they are enjoyable, understandable, and educational for participants.

We expect that you will be in this research study for about 15 minutes. We expect about 1,300 people (1,000 adults, 300 youth) will participate in surveys as part of this research study.

Who is eligible to participate?
Individuals 18 years old or older, living in Washington, Oregon, or California, are eligible to participate in this survey. 

Explanation of Procedures
If you agree to be in this study, you will watch a short (5-minute) video and then complete a brief survey. The survey includes questions about the video, about you, and about your impressions of the video. The entire process should take about 15 minutes. 

Voluntary Participation and Withdrawal 
Whether or not you take part in this research is your choice. If, at any time you want to stop participating, you may do so.

Risks and Discomforts
There are no significant physical, psychological, economic, or other risks to participants in this study.

Potential Benefits
We cannot promise any benefits to you or others from your taking part in this research. 

Information obtained about you for this study will be kept confidential to the extent allowed by law. Research information that identifies you may be shared with the University of Colorado Boulder Institutional Review Board (IRB), the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (whose research and evaluation team is a partner to conduct this study), and others who are responsible for ensuring compliance with laws and regulations related to research, including people on behalf of the Office for Human Research Protections. The information from this research may be published for scientific purposes; however, your identity will not be given out. 

If you have questions, concerns, or complaints that you would like addressed before, during, or after participating in this research, you may contact Carla Herran at 

This research has been reviewed and approved by an IRB (Protocol Number 21-0197). You may talk to them at (303) 735-3702 or if:
Your questions, concerns, or complaints are not being answered by the research team.
You cannot reach the research team.
You want to talk to someone besides the research team.
You have questions about your rights as a research subject.
You want to get information or provide input about this research.