STUDY AND CONSENT INFORMATION
You are invited to participate in a research study investigating the meanings and motivations of social reference manager use. You were selected as a possible subject because you are registered as Mendeley/Zotero users. We ask that you read this form and ask any questions you may have before agreeing to be in the study.
The study is a part of the project funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, “Understand the use and meaning of social media metrics in scholarly communication,” of which Dr. Cassidy R. Sugimoto (Associate Professor of Informatics at Indiana University Bloomington) is the co-principal investigator.
The purpose of the larger research project is to examine the use and meaning of social media metrics in scholarly communication. This particular survey will analyze the ways in which individuals are using social reference managers, the demographic characteristics of these users, and the perceptions of these users regarding larger trends in scholarly communication.
You will not receive payment for taking part in this study.
CONTACTS FOR QUESTIONS OR PROBLEMS
For questions about the study, contact doctoral fellow Pei-Ying Chen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For questions about your rights as a research participant or to discuss problems, complaints or concerns about a research study, or to obtain information, or offer input, contact the IU Human Subjects Office at (317) 278-3458 or [for Indianapolis] or (812) 856-4242 [for Bloomington] or (800) 696-2949.
VOLUNTARY NATURE OF STUDY
Taking part in this study is voluntary. You may choose not to take part or may leave the study at any time. Leaving the study will not result in any penalty or loss of benefits to which you are entitled. Your decision whether or not to participate in this study will not affect your current or future relations with Indiana University Bloomington.
By advancing to the next page, you are consenting to participate in the study.