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You are invited to participate in a research study. The study aim is to annotate text by linking mentions of people to database records for the person they refer to. I believe that your experience would be a valuable source of information, and hope that by participating you may gain useful knowledge.Procedures:
During this study, you will be asked to log into a system and annotate sections of text. This will involve selection mentions of people’s names from within the text then using the system to search for the person. If no results can be found, then you will be prompted to create an entry for the person the name refers. Risks: There are no potentially harmful risks related to your participation in this study.Feedback:
You will receive feedback about the results of this research by selecting the option to receive feedback when registering with the system.Disclaimer/Withdrawal:
Your participation is completely voluntary; you may refuse to participate, and you may withdraw at any time without having to state a reason and without any prejudice or penalty against you. Should you choose to withdraw, the researcher commits not to use any of the information you have provided without your signed consent. Note that the researcher may also withdraw you from the study at any time.Confidentiality:
All information collected in this study will be kept private in that you will not be identified by name or by affiliation to an institution. Confidentiality and anonymity will be maintained as pseudonyms will be used.What Agreeing to this form means:
By agreeing to this consent form, you agree to participate in this research study. The aim, procedures to be used using this form. Refusal to participate in or withdrawal from this study at any time will have no effect on you in any way. You are free to contact the researcher, to ask questions or request further information, at any time during this research.
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