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Principal Investigator (PI)


Male | Female


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University Phone Number (please format, e.g. (212) 998-4808 or +44 (20) 7839 8040):

University/Mailing Address:

Email Address:

NYU School (if applicable):

NYU Department (if applicable):

Institution (if non-NYU):

If you are a student or not a full-time NYU faculty member

Faculty Sponsor Name:

Faculty Sponsor Phone Number (please format, e.g. (212) 998-4808 or +44 (20) 7839 8040):

Faculty Sponsor Email Address:

University/Mailing Address:

Faculty Sponsor School (if applicable):

Faculty Sponsor Department (if applicable):

Faculty Sponsor Institution (if non-NYU):

Research Information

Type of Research:

Doctoral dissertation | Master's thesis

class project | faculty-directed research

Other (please specify, e.g. independent study, undergraduate honors thesis):

Purpose of the Study:

You have been invited to take part in a research study to learn more about

Example 1: the effect of time of day on reading comprehesion.

Example 2: whether people make economic decisions differently when working in a group versus individually.

Example 3: how viewing pictures of natural disasters effects fear of terrorism.

Description of Procedures:

If you agree to be in this study, you will be asked to do the following:


Example 1: Complete a questionnaire about your background (age, gender, education, etc.).

Example 2: Take part in an interview about your responses to two videos showing different hiring techniques for a job as a personnel director.

Example 3: Play three rounds of a computer game that asks you to be an auction buyer in competition with other buyers for a work of art.

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Length of Participation (total number & approximate length of sessions):

Participation in this study will take

Example: two hours of your time: 30 minutes to complete the questionnaire and approximately 45 minutes for each of the two interviews. The interviews will be held two weeks apart.

Session Recording (will the subject be audio/video-taped?):

None | Audio | Video

Risks & Assistance Available (is there more than minimal risk, i.e., beyond those of everyday life?):

Yes | No

If Yes, please describe:

Example 1: Although every effort will be made to prevent it, you may find the sensitive nature of some of the questions upsetting. In that event, the investigator will provide you with a referral to a counselor with whom you may discuss your feelings.

Example 2: There is a risk that you may have some muscle soreness for about four days.

Physical Injury (is there more than minimal risk and any possibility of physical injury?):

Yes | No

Fees or Incentives (is there payment, travel reinbursement, gift certificates, etc?):

Yes | No

If Yes, please describe:

Methods to Protect Confidentiality:

Confidentiality of your research records will be maintained by

Example 1: assigning code numbers to each participant so that data is never directly linked to individual identity.

Example 2: keeping all completed forms in a locked cabinet only accessible to the investigator.

Example 3: submitting forms with no identifiers to a sealed drop box so that subjects are anonymous.

Minors Involved (< 18 years of age):

Yes | No

Focus Groups or Other Group Activities:

Yes | No

Quotes (will you quote subjects by name?):

Yes | No

Nonparticipation or Withdrawal (only applicable if subjects are student or receive service from a related agency/organization):

Nonparticipation or withdrawal

Example 1: will not affect your services you receive at the NYU Medical Center.

Example 2: will not affect your grades or academic standing.