Description of the Evaluation of Workshop/Webinar Participation and Implications of Consent

As a participant in an EDDIE event, you are being asked to take part in a educational research project conducted by the EDDIE Earth and Ecosystems Evaluation Team with IRB approval received from Carleton College. We received funding from the National Science Foundation for this project (IUSE - 1821567).

The community-based project design of EDDIE Earth and Ecosystems depends critically on successful collaboration among partners who are dispersed by geography, discipline, and institution type. The evaluation will look at workshop and webainars for their effectiveness in fostering a community and supporting uptake of data-rich teaching materials. The evaluation will also examine to what extent the workshops and related communications and resources are extending the goals of the project.

If you agree to take part in this study, we will analyze the information you submit in the registration form, as well as the materials you submit as part of the workshop and its follow-on activities (e.g. scenarios and solutions, evaluation forms, follow-up surveys). You may also be asked to participate in a telephone interview.

These data will be incorporated into our research results in aggregate. Presentation of the material will be confined to project work groups, professional publications, and conferences. When individual quotes are used to illustrate important points, your name will not be identified. There are no foreseeable risks resulting from your participation. Your participation in this workshop is voluntary and you may leave at any time.

If you have questions about this evaluation, please contact Dr. Ellen Iverson, eiverson@carleton.edu.

The chair of the Institutional Review Board, Kathleen Galotti, can be reached at Carleton College, Northfield, MN 55057. Phone: (507) 222-4376, email: kgalotti@carleton.edu.