Your participation is completely confidential. To ensure that online focus groups are not hacked, online connection to the sessions via Zoom will be encrypted. Additionally, through the use of waiting rooms on Zoom, the focus group facilitator will have the ability to only let into the online session the correct participants and not any unwanted guests. This will minimize the potential for loss of confidentiality if an attempt to hack the online training session was made. All of your data will be kept confidential and data will be identified only by a PIN (personalized identification number) randomly generated for research purposes, and will not be directly identified by your name. The PIN is always embedded in survey links, meaning the link is specific to you and your survey data. Thus, you will not ever need to enter your PIN to complete study surveys.
You will not be identified in any research reports or presentations of this research. Data identified only by the PIN may be shared with other researchers doing similar work on other campuses, and/or be combined with data from other campuses in some research reports. For eligible and ineligible individuals who indicate “yes” to being contacted for future research studies, all personal contact information is kept separate from the remaining non-identifiable survey data. Contact information from eligible participants who provide permission (and parent has provided permission for 15-17 year old individuals) will be kept indefinitely. If 18 or older individual is ineligible, but provides permission for future contact, contact information will be kept indefinitely as well. When a participant is ineligible and does not give permission for future contact, contact information will be deleted within 30 days. Examples of identifiable data that will be kept separate and destroyed by the end of the study or within 30 days, depending on eligibility, includes name, contact information, city, state, and zip code of residency. We will retain this contact information until the end of the study (i.e. when funding ends for the full project) for eligible participants that do not provide permission for future contact or within 30 days for ineligible participants that are 15-17 or do not provide permission for future contact.