A Crowd-Powered Technological Treatment for Depression and Anxiety

Study Information Sheet

Lead Researcher
Stephen Schueller, Assistant Professor
Department of Psychological Science
[email protected]

Project Coordinator:
Zoë Dodge-Rice
Department of Psychological Science
[email protected]

In collaboration with the University of California, Irvine we are developing a new digital mental health platform that will provide novel treatment for depression and anxiety. In order to develop a tool that is as effective and user-friendly as possible, we are looking to gain feedback from the community. The following questions will ask you to discuss negative thinking/behaviors that you may have and ways in which you have handled or processed them. In addition, we may ask you to rate how helpful each question was.

Your response to the following questions is voluntary. You may choose to skip any questions.

There are no possible risks/discomforts associated with your involvement. No personal identifying information will be collected from you. There are no direct benefits for participating, but the information you provide may contribute to the development of a mental health platform that could benefit others in the future.

All research data collected will be stored securely and confidentially. Your answers will not be identifiable and in no way will be associated with you.

While the research team will make every effort to keep your personal information confidential, it is possible that an unauthorized person might see it. We cannot guarantee total privacy.

The research team, authorized UCI personnel, and regulatory entities, may have access to your study records to protect your safety and welfare.

You will not be compensated for answering questions in this form.

Researchers will use your information to conduct this study. Once the study is done using your information, we may share them with other researchers so they can use them for other studies in the future. We will not share your name or any other private identifiable information that would let the researchers know who you are. We will not ask you for additional permission to share this de-identified information.

The researchers intend to keep the research data for approximately 5 years.

If you have any comments, concerns, or questions regarding the conduct of this research please contact the researchers listed at the top of this form.

Please contact the UCI Institutional Review Board by phone, (949) 824-6662, by e-mail at [email protected] or at 141 Innovation Drive, Suite 250, Irvine, CA 92697 if you are unable to reach the researchers listed at the top of the form and have general questions; have concerns or complaints about the research; have questions about your rights as a research subject; or have general comments or suggestions.

What is an IRB? An Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee made up of scientists and nonscientists. The IRB’s role is to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects involved in research. The IRB also assures that the research complies with applicable regulations, laws, and institutional policies.