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MSU IRB Study ID: STUDY00003679
This study has been determined to be exempt under 45 CFR 46.104(d) 2ii.
You are being asked to participate in an educational research study. Researchers are required to provide a consent form to inform you about the research study, to convey that participation is voluntary, to explain risks and benefits of participation, and to empower you to make an informed decision. You should feel free to ask the researchers any questions you may have.
Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive BiologyCollege of Human Medicine, Michigan State University
Cara Poland, MDMichigan State UniversityCollege of Human MedicineDepartment of OBGYN & Reproductive Biology15 Michigan Street NEGrand Rapids, MI 49503Polandc2@msu.edu
1. PURPOSE OF RESEARCHThis research project is being conducted using anonymous online surveys of our MI CARES interactive learning modules to increase and improve knowledge of the MI CARES Addiction Medicine core curriculum and Practice Pathway processes for addiction medicine certification. From this study, we hope to learn the effectiveness of this mode of learning for physicians utilizing the MI CARES Practice Pathway services and tools as they prepare to take the addiction medicine board exam. We also seek to assess both knowledge and attitudes about the educational experience. Research data will be analyzed and utilized to assess and improve the educational experience for current and future participants of the program.
This project is being conducted by researchers from Michigan State University and Spectrum Health Medical Group. You must be at least 18 years old to participate in this research.
2. WHAT YOU WILL DOFor this study you will be asked to fill out a brief online anonymous survey at the end of each module you complete in the MI CARES program. Overall it is expected that each survey will require about 3 minutes.
3. POTENTIAL BENEFITSA potential benefit to this research is to streamline and contribute to the generalizable knowledge about the process and preparation for addiction medicine certification.
4. POTENTIAL RISKSThere are no foreseeable risks associated with participating in this study. Participation will require time only.
5. PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITYThe survey data collected will be kept confidential by using MSU’s D2L Learning Management system in a password protected site.
Only the researchers and the Michigan State University Institutional Review Board will have access to the data. The results of this study may be published or presented at professional meetings, but the identities of all research participants will remain anonymous.
6. YOUR RIGHTS TO PARTICIPATE, SAY NO, OR WITHDRAWParticipation in this research project is completely voluntary. You may choose not to answer specific questions in the MI CARES program surveys. In addition, you may stop participating at any time by closing any of the survey links.
7. COSTS AND COMPENSATION FOR BEING IN THE STUDYThere is no financial cost for participation in this study. You will not receive money or any other form of financial compensation for participating in this study.
8. CONTACT INFORMATIONIf you have concerns or questions about this study, such as scientific issues, how to do any part of it, or to report an injury, please contact the researchers:
If you have questions or concerns about your role and rights as a research participant, would like to obtain information or offer input, or would like to register a complaint about this study, you may contact, anonymously if you wish, the Michigan State University’s Human Research Protection Program at 517-355-2180, Fax 517-432-4503, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or regular mail at 4000 Collins Rd, Suite 136, Lansing, MI 48910.
9. DOCUMENTATION OF INFORMED CONSENTBy continuing to the next section and completing the Baseline Survey, you indicate your voluntary agreement to participate in this research project.
Note: Please only enroll as 'CME Learner' if you are not participating in the Practice Pathway.