Informed Consent

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This project is also a research study at Ari­zona State Uni­ver­sity. Please read the fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion about the study care­fully. Your con­sent to par­tic­i­pate in the research study is required for you to upload con­tent to the website.

Informed Con­sent: The Future of Publishing

This project is a research study at Ari­zona State Uni­ver­sity, led by prin­ci­pal inves­ti­ga­tor Ed Finn, Direc­tor of the Cen­ter for Sci­ence and the Imag­i­na­tion at Ari­zona State University.

We invite you to take part in a research study because we want to hear your thoughts about the future of books and pub­lish­ing. We are con­duct­ing this research to deter­mine how tech­no­log­i­cal and cul­tural change will trans­form the way that peo­ple read, write, and dis­sem­i­nate in the future. Dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy and cul­tural changes have had an enor­mous impact on the pub­lish­ing indus­try, and this study aims to find out, from a vari­ety of per­spec­tives, what the future of books and pub­lish­ing will look like.

Video or text responses to any of the ques­tions or prompts on this web­site will be included in this study. They will be posted on this web­site, http://sprintbeyondthebook.com, and may be archived indef­i­nitely at this web­site and at the Ari­zona State Uni­ver­sity Cen­ter for Sci­ence and the Imag­i­na­tion web­site, http://csi.asu.edu. The video and text you sub­mit will also be stored indef­i­nitely on hard dri­ves and com­put­ers at the Ari­zona State Uni­ver­sity Cen­ter for Sci­ence and the Imag­i­na­tion for use in future research projects about the future of books and pub­lish­ing, and will be acces­si­ble by staff, fac­ulty and stu­dent researchers affil­i­ated with the Cen­ter for Sci­ence and the Imag­i­na­tion. Your con­tri­bu­tions may also be used in a forth­com­ing e-book to be pub­lished by Intel Labs and the ASU Cen­ter for Sci­ence and the Imag­i­na­tion. The e-book will be dis­trib­uted free of charge.

 You will only be answer­ing ques­tions about the future of books and publishing—we will not be ask­ing ques­tions that should lead to any sen­si­tive or per­sonal infor­ma­tion being divulged. You will have the oppor­tu­nity to con­tribute a brief bio through this web­site, but note that con­tribut­ing a bio is entirely optional.

You can leave the study at any time—it will not be held against you. If you would like your con­tri­bu­tions col­lected through this web­site removed from the study, from the web­site, and/or from the e-book, you can sub­mit a request to the ASU Cen­ter for Sci­ence and the Imag­i­na­tion at imagination@asu.edu.

 This research is being funded by Intel Labs. You must be at least 18 years of age to participate.

If you have ques­tions, con­cerns, or com­plaints, talk to the research team at the Cen­ter for Sci­ence and the Imag­i­na­tion by email­ing imagination@asu.edu.

This research has been reviewed and approved by the Social Behav­ioral Insti­tu­tional Review Board at Ari­zona State Uni­ver­sity. You may talk to them at (480) 965‑6788 or by email at research.integrity@asu.edu if:

Your ques­tions, con­cerns, or com­plaints are not being answered by the research team.
You can­not reach the research team.
You want to talk to some­one besides the research team.
You have ques­tions about your rights as a research participant.
You want to get infor­ma­tion or pro­vide input about this research