Informed Consent Information
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Registered subjects at University of Maryland are invited to participate in a research study at Experimental Economics Lab at the University of Maryland (EEL-UMD). The purpose of these studies is to help social scientists better understand decision-making by observing your decisions. Information that could identify you will remain confidential and will be disclosed only with your permission or as required by law.
You may sign up to participate in specific experiments using our web calendar. The calendar indicates the start and end time of available sessions and the show-up payment. Some sessions may have restrictions on who is eligible to participate and/or a consent agreement in addition to this one. If so, this will be clearly described during the sign up process.
If you chose to participate, you will be asked to make decisions for which you will be paid. At the beginning of the session you will receive detailed and accurate instructions describing how payments will depend on decisions made by you and other participants. The rules and the payments may vary across sessions and may differ between participants. Interaction takes place over a computer network, and your identity is not revealed to other participants. Should you chose to withdraw after listening to the instructions, or if we cannot use you in the session for any reason, you are entitled to a show up payment and are under no further obligation to us. If you chose to stay for the decision making portion of the session, you are entitled to the show-up payment plus whatever money you have earned during the course of the session. Payment is made following the session in cash. Payment is made in private and you will be asked to sign a payment receipt. The receipt is for accounting purposes only and will not be linked to your responses.
Participants do not waive any legal rights through their participation. Your participation is voluntary. If you decide to participate, you are free to withdraw your consent and discontinue participation at any time without penalty. Your decision whether or not to participate will not affect your relationship with University of Maryland or any other organization. The use of deception at EEL-UMD is prohibited. If you have any questions about EEL-UMD, the research conducted at EEL-UMD, or if you wish to remove your name from our list and stop receiving notifications contact the Lab Manager, at 301-405-6988. If you have any questions regarding your rights as a research subject, you may contact the Institutional Review Board Office, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, 20742; (telephone) 301-405-0678; (e-mail) email@example.com.
If you are interested in participating please provide your name, email address and student identification number in the form above. This information is securely stored in a computer database and used only by EEL-UMD staff to organize and administer experiments: it enables us to verify your eligibility to participate in experiments.
By pressing "accept" you are indicating that you have read and agreed with this information. Once registered, we will contact you in the future by email to let you know of forthcoming sessions, or you may sign up directly on our calendar. You are welcome to print out a copy of this page for your records.