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Please read this information sheet carefully before deciding whether or not to participate.  If you decide to participate we thank you.  If you decide not to take part there will be no disadvantage to you and we thank you for considering our request.

About participating in the project
This project examines effectiveness of the Wai Ora, Mauri Ora exhibition. The project will provide feedback for students and staff in the Centre for Science Communication, who developed the exhibition in collaboration with the Te Koronga – Indigenous Science research theme and the Otago Museum.

We are looking for visitors over the age of 18 willing to complete a short survey. The survey is about your perceptions of the Wai Ora, Mauri Ora exhibition. For some people who agree to participate further, short follow-up phone or email survey will be conducted.

You may withdraw from participation in the project at any time and without any disadvantage to yourself.

 About the data or information collected
We ask you to fill out a short survey about the exhibition. This will take 5 to 10 minutes. Contact details are recorded only if you agree to participate in a follow-up survey. The only people who will have access to this project’s raw data are the research team. Anonymous results will be summarised and provided to others, including Museum staff and future University of Otago students.

The data collected will be securely stored in such a way that only the researchers will be able to gain access to it. Data obtained as a result of the research will be retained for at least 5 years in secure storage. Any personal information held on the participants may be destroyed at the completion of the research even though the data derived from the research will, in most cases, be kept for much longer or possibly indefinitely.

The results of the project may be published and will be available in the University of Otago Library (Dunedin, New Zealand) but anonymity will be preserved.

Contact details for any questions about the project, now or in the future
Nancy Longnecker
Professor of Science Communication
Centre for Science Communication
+(64) 3 479 7885
nancy.longnecker [at] otago.ac.nz


This study has been approved by the Centre for Science Communication. However, if you have any concerns about the ethical conduct of the research you may contact the University of Otago Human Ethics Committee through the Human Ethics Committee Administrator (ph 03 479-8256), quoting the reference number (D18/079). Any issues you raise will be treated in confidence and investigated and you will be informed of the outcome.