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Rice Study

In the study you will answer some questions about emergency preparedness. By participating, you will help scientific research.

Procedures / What will happen to me in this study?
You will be answering a number of questions about preparedness. Please keep in mind that these answers will not be linked to your contact information or any other personal identifiers.

All research will take place on line. The questionnaire will take approximately 2 minutes.

There are no known risks associated with answering these questions.

There may be no personal benefit from your participation in the study but the knowledge received may be of value to the community. A drawing will be held to win an iPad mini for those who have filled out this survey.

Ending Your Participation
Your participation in this study is entirely voluntary. You are free to refuse to be in the study.

By participating, you understand and agree that the data and information gathered during this study may be used by Rice University and published and/or disclosed by Rice University to others outside of Rice University. However, your contact information and other direct personal identifiers will not be mentioned by Rice University in any publication or in the dissemination of the research data and/or results.

The researchers will take the following steps to protect your identity during this study: (1) The researchers will record any data collected during the study by number. (2) All data files will be stored in a secured location accessed only by authorized researchers.

Your participation is voluntary. You are free to stop your participation at any point.

Right to Ask Questions & Contact Information
If you have any questions about this study please contact the Principal Investigator, Dr. Rick K. Wilson, by phone (713.348.3352) or e-mail (

If you have questions pertaining to your rights as a research participant; or to report objections to this study, you should contact Stephanie Thomas, Compliance Administrator, at Rice University. Email: or Telephone: 713-348-3586.

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Rice Study