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Before you sign up for the FCOI project, you must fill an Informed Consent form.

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA - INFORMED CONSENT STATEMENT

MAT E-Learning Participation

You are invited to participate in a research study to assess the effectiveness of online educational modules about medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for court staff and judges. We ask that you read this form and ask any questions you may have before agreeing to participate in the study.

The study is being conducted by Dr. Andraka-Christou and Dr. Asi at the University of Central Florida, Department of Health Management & Informatics.

STUDY PURPOSE

The purpose of this study is to assess the effectiveness of online educational modules on improving knowledge about MAT among court staff and judges.

PROCEDURES FOR THE STUDY

You will be prompted to access three educational modules about MAT. Each module contains a pre-quiz, an animated video, a recorded interview, an educational game, and a post quiz. We expect each of the three modules to take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Additionally, prior to accessing the three educational modules you will be prompted to take a one-time demographic survey (approximately 5 minutes in duration). After completing all educational modules, you will obtain an online educational certificate of completion.

CONFIDENTIALITY

Efforts will be made by the research team to keep your personal information confidential. Your identity will be held in confidence in reports in which the study may be published.

The Office of the State Courts Administrator (OSCA) will be able to see aggregate data of participants within the online program, including court type, court role, county, pre-quiz answers, post-quiz answers, level of completion of educational modules, and whether a certificate has been obtained by a participant. OSCA will not have access to your name, race/ethnicity, age, or gender.

CONTACTS FOR QUESTIONS OR PROBLEMS

For questions about the study, contact the researcher, Dr. Barbara (“Basia”) Andraka-Christou at barbara.andraka@ucf.edu or 407-823-5174.

For questions about your rights as a research participant or to discuss problems, complaints or concerns about a research study, or to obtain information, or offer input, contact the UCF Institutional Review Board (407) 823-2901 or irb@ucf.edu.

VOLUNTARY NATURE OF STUDY

Taking part in this study is voluntary. You may choose not to take part or may leave the study at any time. Leaving the study will not result in any penalty or loss of benefits to which you are entitled. Your decision whether or not to participate in this study will not affect your current or future relations with the Office of the State Court Administrator or the University of Central Florida.

SUBJECT’S CONSENT

In consideration of all of the above, I give my consent to participate in this research study.

I have printed off a copy of this informed consent document to keep for my records. I agree to take part in this study.

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