At this time, we are not recruiting any new participants to evaluate our drugged driving prevention training resources.

If you have any questions about this evaluation project or our drugged driving prevention training resources themselves, please contact us at druggeddrivingresources@irtinc.us.

If you are a current participant, below is information from the consent form that you may wish to refer back to.

Copy of consent form for current participants:

We are inviting you to participate in the Drugged Driving Resources Evaluation of the effectiveness of online resources on the topic of drugged driving prevention. This evaluation research project has been funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Please read this letter to be sure that you understand what is expected from you in this project. This letter contains information to help you decide if you want to participate. Let us know if you have questions after reading this letter.

What is the purpose of this project?

The purpose of this project is to determine if online resources on the topic of drugged driving can increase the knowledge of individuals interested in this topic as well as their readiness to engage in prevention efforts on this topic.

What will my participation involve?

You will be asked to:

  1. Complete an online questionnaire about your background and your knowledge and beliefs about the topic of drugged driving. This could take up to 30 minutes of your time.
  2. Log into the druggeddrivingresources.com website and review one of two different sets of online resources on the topic of drugged driving.
  3. You will have one week to review the set of online resources assigned to you and then complete an online survey. This could take up to 1.5 hours of your time.
  4. You will then have an additional week to review a new set of online resources and complete another online survey. This could take up to 1.5 hours of your time.
  5. Complete a final online questionnaire about two months later. This could take up to 30 minutes of your time.

It is expected that participation in this project will not last longer than 5 hours total.

Will my answers be kept private?

Yes, for the most part, your answers will be kept private; however, there is one exception. Research staff members will have access to your responses for the purposes of monitoring your progress in completing project-related tasks and your evaluations related to this project. Emails, phone calls, and text messages may be used to remind you to complete project-related activities. Your email or mailing address will be collected for the purposes of providing your gift card for completing project-related tasks.

All of your personally identifying information and questionnaire responses will be stored on an encrypted, password-protected server.

What happens if I do not want to participate in the project?

Your participation is voluntary. There will be no penalty to you if you decide not to participate in this project. In addition, you have the right to decline to answer any question at any time or to choose to withdraw from the project at any point without penalty.

Are there any risks related to being in the project?

There are no risks foreseen related to your participation. You may refrain from any answering any question that you do not want to answer. You may also leave the project at any time without consequence.

Will anything good happen as a result of being in the project?

The feedback you provide may contribute to the development and improvement of resources to address and prevent drugged driving.

Will I get anything for doing this project?

You will receive a $25 gift card for completing the first online questionnaire, a $25 gift card for completing the questionnaires about the Week 1 Resources, a $25 gift card for completing questionnaires about the Week 2 Resources, and $25 gift card for completing the final questionnaire. You will also be entered in a drawing to win a $100 gift card for completing the final questionnaire.

Who should I contact if I have any questions about the project?

The project is being conducted by Dr. Rebecca Stelter and Dr. Janis Kupersmidt at innovation Research & Training. If at any point during your participation in this project you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact Rebecca Stelter by e-mail (rstelter@irtinc.us) or by phone (919-493-7700).

If you have any questions or concerns about your rights as a research participant or how you were treated, you should contact Barbara Davis Goldman, Ph.D., Chair of the iRT Institutional Review Board (IRB), which reviewed and approved this study, at (barbara_goldman@unc.edu) or (919-966-7169).

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and support. We hope that you will agree to participate in this project. Please check one of the boxes below to indicate your decision about participation.