You are invited to participate in a research study under the direction of Dr. Gaetano R. Lotrecchiano EdD, PhD of the Department of Clinical Research and Leadership, George Washington University (GWU), and paid for by School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Taking part in this research is entirely voluntary. Your academic standing or the status of your employment will not, in any way, be affected should you choose not to participate or if you decide to withdraw from the study at any time. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the reliability and validity of the self-reported motivators and deterrents to team engagement found in the Motivation Assessment for Team Readiness, Integration, and Collaboration (MATRICx) survey.
If you choose to take part in this study, you will be asked to complete the attached survey and return it to the research coordinator. The total amount of time you will spend in connection with this study is 15-30 minutes to complete the survey. You may refuse to answer any of the questions and you may stop your participation in this study at any time. If you choose to complete the survey you may be asked by the study team to participate in an interview to discuss your answers and the usability of the survey.
Possible risks or discomforts you could experience during this study include: loss of confidentiality of psychological stress. You will not benefit directly from your participation in the study. The benefits to science and humankind that might result from this study are: A better understanding of the usefulness of this survey and its potential for use during research that tries to understand motivators and deterrents to team collaboration. Every effort will be made to keep your information confidential, however, this cannot be guaranteed. The survey is anonymous and your name will not be included on the survey. However, you may be identified through email communications or one-on-one contact with the researchers. In these cases only the research team will be aware of your connection with the study. If results of this research study are reported in journals or at scientific meetings, the people who participated in this study will not be named or identified.
The Office of Human Research of George Washington University, at telephone number (202) 994-2715, can provide further information about your rights as a research participant. Further information regarding this study may be obtained by contacting Dr. Gaetano R. Lotrecchiano, Principal Investigator, at telephone number (202) 994-9855. Your willingness to participate in this research study is implied if you proceed with completing the survey/interview.
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