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American Population Panel Advancing Science for the Common Good

Panel Consent Information

We are inviting you to be part of the American Population Panel which is made up of people who agree to participate in social science and health related surveys conducted by CHRR at The Ohio State University for research purposes. You will always be told what the survey is about and why we believe the research is important to undertake.

Terms of Service

Survey participation is always voluntary. You may refuse to answer any questions or stop a survey at any time and you will not lose any benefits to which you are otherwise entitled. Your decision will not affect your future relationship with The Ohio State University. There are no costs or incentives for joining the panel and no cost in the future (other than metered internet time, if applicable). The time commitment varies with each study. Incentives may be offered to panel members for future survey participation.

Text Messaging

For individuals who prefer text messages as the primary contact mode:

  • Service description: "Text JOIN to 69493 to periodically receive paid surveys sent by SMS."
  • Fee disclosure: "Message and data rates may apply"
  • Recurring message disclosure: "Message frequency varies"
  • Customer care information: "Text HELP for help"
  • Opt out of panel instructions: "Text STOP to cancel"

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The privacy of all panel members is protected. Efforts will be made to keep your study-related information confidential. However, there may be circumstances where this information must be released. For example, personal information regarding your participation in this study may be disclosed if required by state law. Also, your records may be reviewed by the following groups (as applicable to the research): Office for Human Research Protections or other federal, state, or international regulatory agencies; The Ohio State University Institutional Review Board or Office of Responsible Research Practices.

All data you provide online to us will be protected in transit by encryption (NIST 800-53 Moderate compliant information system). However, when using the Internet, there is always a chance that someone could access your responses without permission. In some cases, this information could be used to identify you. All personnel associated with this study have signed a legal document in which they pledge to protect the confidentiality of the information that you provide.

We will keep panel members' information securely for up to 10 years. Panel members have full control over their profiles, their participation, and will be able to opt out of the panel at any time and will not lose any benefits to which they are otherwise entitled. Your decision will not affect your future relationship with The Ohio State University.

To become a member of CHRR's American Population Panel you will need to answer a few basic questions about yourself. These questions should take about three minutes of your time and will enable us to match you to future surveys.

For questions concerning CHRR's American Population Panel, you may contact CHRR at the Ohio State University at 866-448-6075 or email

For questions about your rights as a participant in this study or to discuss other study-related concerns or complaints with someone who is not part of the research team, you may contact Ms. Sandra Meadows at the Office of Responsible Research Practices at 1-800-678-6251.

An Institutional Review Board responsible for human subjects research at The Ohio State University reviewed this research project and found it to be acceptable, according to applicable state and federal regulations and University policies designed to protect the rights and welfare of participants in research.

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