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Want to participate in a study?

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:36 am
by Board_of_Directors
From time to time we receive inquiries from researchers looking for participants in their studies.
We have always responded that whilst we strongly agree on the importance of research, we do not have the staff required to vet studies or investigators. Therefore, we had a uniform policy of not allowing investigators to use our site to recruit study participants.

However we are supportive of responsible research into trauma related issues so, with this in mind, have decided that members should have the opportunity to participate in a study if they so choose.

Since our primary concern is with the safety and comfort of our members, researchers will be required to satisfy us on the following points before we consider allowing them to request your participation:
  • 1) A brief description of the study, including a description of the aims, methods, and the identity of the sponsoring institution/organization. As a rule, we will only consider distributing participation opportunities for studies that are affiliated with an academic institution or a non-profit research/advocacy/services organization.
    2) A brief description of the lead investigator, and if the lead is a trainee, information about the individual who will be supervising the work.
    3) A signed document asserting that the study has been reviewed and approved by an Institutional Review Board or Ethics Committee that can attest to compliance with human subjects protection standards.
    4) Access to a web page that describes the study, or a copy of an information sheet that will be given to prospective participants.
    5) The dates when enrolment will be opening and closing.
    6) A description of how findings will be shared with participants and others.
Please know that isurvive.org will not endorse any of the studies but, if the participation opportunity is deemed to be acceptable by the isurvive Board, an entry describing their study will be made here. It will then be down to you whether it is an opportunity you wish to further explore.

Re: Want to participate in a study?

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:44 am
by Board_of_Directors
We have reviewed the following research request and are satisfied that the study meets all of our criteria as listed above.
If you require further reassurance from us then please make contact with Jonesy.

Please note: time is of the essence for this researcher so if you wish to participate then make contact quickly.
The study has been extended til 16th May

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RITUAL ABUSE SURVIVORS NEEDED FOR AN ONLINE STUDY

Dear Sir/Madam

I invite you to take part in an online survey, which aims to understand the views and experiences of self-identified ritual abuse survivors on the use of Online Support Spaces (Forums).

This study is aimed at people who self-identify as Ritual Abuse (RA) survivors, aged 18 years and above and have used or are currently using online support spaces to talk about ritual abuse.

This research is being carried out as part of my PhD study at the University of Dundee School of Education and Social Work, and the results will be used to inform others on how online support spaces are viewed and experienced by self-defined RA survivors.
This study will inform the understanding on the:

1. Barriers in offline services that have motivated ritual abuse survivors to seek support in online platforms.
2. Advantages of online support spaces as spaces and places that have helped ritual abuse survivors to overcome or minimise barriers encountered in offline spaces.
3. Disadvantages if any that ritual abuse survivors have encountered while utilising online platforms.

I understand that this may be a difficult topic, so resources will be provided at the end of the survey to all participants. Ethical approval has been received from the University of Dundee’s Research Ethics Committee.

If you have any ethical concerns with this study, please contact Dr Murray Simpson, Education and Social Work SREC Convener on m.k.simpson@dundee.ac.uk.

Please do not comment on this post or you risk identifying yourself.
To participate in this research please copy and paste this link in to your browser [do not click the link please]
https://dundee.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/view ... ors-on-t-4

If you have any questions or would like a full list of resources, please contact j.a.lumbasi@dundee.ac.uk.

Kindest regards

Joseph Lumbasi

Re: Want to participate in a study?

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:17 pm
by Board_of_Directors
We have reviewed the following research request and are satisfied that the study meets all of our criteria as listed above.
If you require further reassurance from us then please make contact with Jonesy.


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Research participants needed for online survey.


What is it about?
The research is about how talking with other people about our traumatic experiences affects our levels of post-traumatic stress, and the role that particular emotions may play in this.


What does it involve?
You will be asked to complete an anonymous, online survey. This will take around 25 minutes. As a thank you for your time you will have the option to enter a prize draw from which five people will be selected to win a £50 Amazon voucher.


Who am I?
My name is Lily Lewis and I’m a Trainee Clinical Psychologist with Lancaster University. The research forms part of my doctoral thesis. I’m really passionate about this subject and hope that my research will help services to understand how best to support people who have experienced trauma.


Please do not comment on this post or you risk identifying yourself.
To participate in this research please copy and paste this link in to your browser [do not click the link please]
https://lancasteruni.eu.qualtrics.com/j ... VTQteGZehT. Thank you!

Re: Want to participate in a study?

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:46 pm
by Board_of_Directors
We have reviewed the following research request and are satisfied that the study meets all of our criteria as listed above.
If you require further reassurance from us then please make contact with Jonesy.

Please remember to make use of our resources if you need support following participation:
viewtopic.php?f=66&t=8476
viewtopic.php?f=66&t=8479
viewtopic.php?f=66&t=8475
viewtopic.php?f=66&t=8474
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My name is Maria Kokkinou and I currently study Forensic Psychology for my Master’s degree at Royal Holloway University of London. My main focus is investigating behavioral outcomes through complex cognition (memory, attention, and emotion regulation) for adults with history of childhood maltreatment.

1. Title of Project:
Do adaptations to negative childhood experiences have an impact on behaviour in later life?

2. Purpose of Project:
We are inviting participants over the age of 18 years who either have or have not had negative childhood experiences. This particular research investigates childhood adaptations and how these adaptations can affect an individual later in life. Particularly, we are investigating cognitive processes (e.g. memory, reward processing and emotional regulation) and their impact on social functioning and other behavioral aspects such as emotion-control, in individuals with and without negative child-experiences. Investigating these issues, research collaborating with clinicians can develop better intervention/counselling programs for individuals with a history of adverse experiences.

3. Method:
An online survey link will be communicated to you. You can click the provided link and you will be guided to the survey. No login is necessary. The maximum approximate time necessary to read and complete the survey is about 15 minutes.

To answer the questions, you are asked simply to read the statements and select a grade on the provided scale indicating how well the statement applies to you e.g. Never true to Very Often True or ‘1’ (Strongly Disagree) to ‘7’ (Strongly Agree). You will also be asked to complete very few basic demographic questions regarding your age and sex, etc.

4. Am I obliged to complete the study?
You are not obliged to complete the study. Participation in this study is completely voluntary and if you no longer wish to take part in the study, you can withdraw at any time without having to provide a reason.

The data that you provide for this study will be kept anonymous and confidential at all times as you will be known only by a number. Only the study supervisor and I will have access to the data collected. Additionally, you have the right to omit any questions you feel you should not or could not answer.

Link of the study (ctrl + click to follow the link): https://rhulpsychology.eu.qualtrics.com ... qA2zSx5NBP

We are aware that participating in this study could potentially bring to your attention issues which cause some discomfort. If you would like to seek support or have been a victim of childhood maltreatment you can call on:

UK Victim Support: 08 08 16 89 111 (24 hours, every day)

A charity giving free and confidential help to victims of crime, witnesses, their family and friends.

SANELINE: 0300 304 7000 (4.30pm–10.30pm every day). A national out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers.

If you've witnessed an assault or think a child is in immediate danger
Contact the police on 999 or call the NSPCC (UK) on 0808 800 5000 without delay.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of this study please contact,
Maria.kokkinou.2016@rhul.live.ac.uk
Or the study supervisor: Deirdre.Birtles@rhul.ac.uk

Re: Want to participate in a study?

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:20 pm
by Board_of_Directors
We have reviewed the following research request and are satisfied that the study meets all of our criteria as listed above.
If you require further reassurance from us then please make contact with Jonesy.

Please remember to make use of our resources if you need support following participation:
viewtopic.php?f=66&t=8476
viewtopic.php?f=66&t=8479
viewtopic.php?f=66&t=8475
viewtopic.php?f=66&t=8474

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My name is Randi Lemoine and I am a candidate for a Master of Arts in Psychology at Southeastern Louisiana University.

The aim of this study is to examine explanations for why PTSD develops in some people who have experienced childhood sexual abuse; specifically, we are looking at the constructs of trust and betrayal regarding the relationship to the perpetrator.

The study is completely anonymous for participants, and you can withdraw at any point during the survey.
Resources are provided in case a participant feels any distress during or after the survey.

The study can be accessed via the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/V8JHTHD

Re: Want to participate in a study?

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:58 pm
by Maxie
The latest study posted is expired, but I DEFINITELY want to participate in studies, as many as possible. Is there any on-going collection place that takes surveys from survivors of early-childhood sexual abuse, or childhood abuse in general? I WANT to contribute to it. Maybe I'd have nothing "new" to add, but I really want to contribute to the stash of information they have. It would feel really good to do so!!