Usabilty Study for the University of Alberta Website page 28 Appendix D: Research Assistant / Transcriber Confidentiality Agreement Research Assistant/Transcriber Confidentiality Agreement This study is being undertaken by Christie Schultz for the University of Alberta Creative Services unit of the Office of External Relations. The purpose of the project is to assess the usability of the new interface for the University website for its target users; in other words, assessing how easy or difficult it is for people to use the new version of the University of Alberta homepage. Data from this research may be used to make improvements. A final report on the research may be presented to the University community, and the results may be written up for publication or conference presentations. Project Title: Usability tests for the University of Alberta website I, _______________________________________, the Research Assistant/Transcriber, agree to: 1. keep all the research information shared with me confidential by not discussing or sharing the research information in any form or format (e.g., disks, tapes, transcripts) with anyone other than the Researcher(s). 2. keep all research information in any form or format (e.g., disks, tapes, transcripts) secure while it is in my possession. 3. return all research information in any form or format (e.g., disks, tapes, transcripts) to the Researcher(s) when I have completed the research tasks. 4. after consulting with the Researcher(s), erase or destroy all research information in any form or format regarding this research project that is not returnable to the Researcher(s) (e.g., information stored on computer hard drive). Research Assistant/Transcriber ____________________ ____________________ _______________ (print name) (signature) (date) Researcher(s) ____________________ ____________________ _______________ (print name) (signature) (date) If you have any questions or concerns about this study please contact: Christie Schultz, MA Web Content Consultant, Creative Services Office of External Relations, University of Alberta Phone: 721-9885 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org This study has been reviewed and approved by the Research Ethics Board of the Facilities of Education and Extension at the University of Alberta. For questions regarding participants rights and ethical conduct of research, contact the Chair of the Research Ethics Board at (780) 492-3751.