In this section
[What is IYDS?] [Project Description] [Aims and Objectives] [Procedures] [Consent and Privacy]
A research study is a way of finding answers to
difficult scientific or health questions. For example, we want to understand
more about the healthy development of young people in the United States and
Australia. To do this, we continue to survey students about their lives to try
and learn what is different and what is the same about growing up in two different
countries. This year we will be surveying participants from the middle
cohort in the Australian arm of our study.
People who take part in research studies are called research
participants or human subjects. As a research participant, you should know the
As a participant in a research study, you have the right
To help keep you informed about your rights, here are some answers to questions you or your family might have:
Who protects my rights as a research participant?
University rules require that we present all of our study procedures,
questionnaires, letters and other forms for review and approval by an
Institutional Review Board in Washington and an Ethics Review Board in
Victoria. These groups are responsible for reviewing all research involving
people and assuring the safety, rights, and welfare of research participants.
For more information about research ethics or human
subjects approval, please visit the Deakin University Human
Research Ethics Committee website.
How do you keep my information confidential?
Our staff are trained to protect the privacy of the
people who participate in our research studies. We identify all information you
give us by a code number rather than your name. Results from the study will
only be reported in summary form and will not in any way identify individual participants.
Only the researchers directly involved with the study will have access to
private information. Participants’ responses and names will remain completely
confidential and will never be identified in any report.