Informed Consent: LEAD Girls of NC Assessment and Evaluation
To evaluate the effectiveness of our programs, LEAD Girls of NC (LEAD) is conducting research on girls who participate in LEAD programs.
LEAD requests parental/guardian consent for the girls to participate in data collection at various times throughout the program. Surveys completed by participants are important because they help provide information about the needs of girls when they begin LEAD, and how the girls are doing after they finish LEAD. In addition to surveys, girls may also be selected for additional research activities, such as participating in a telephone or in-person interview. Parents/Guardians will be notified if their daughter is selected.
There are no foreseeable risks or inconveniences associated with participation in LEAD surveys or interviews. Girls are free to decline to answer any question they do not wish to answer without providing an explanation. There are no direct benefits from participating aside from improving LEAD and helping girls avoid risky behaviors.
Survey and interview participation is confidential. Responses will not be documented using girls’ names or other identifying information. Girls’ contact information and notes will remain in the possession of the researcher and stored using a password-protected computer.
If parents/guardians or girls have any questions or concerns about surveys and interviews, or desire to offer additional feedback after the surveys and interviews are completed, please contact LEAD Girls of NC at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your signature below indicates that you are the parent or guardian of a LEAD participant, you have read and understand the information provided above, and freely consent to allow participation in this research.