Your child, is invited to take part in a research at Suzuki Lab study of cognitive function in college aged students.
The study is designed to learn about cognitive function among college students. The research is being conducted by
Dr. DJ Oberlin who is a postdoctoral fellow and his faculty sponsor Dr. Wendy A. Suzuki in the NYU Center for Neural Science.
If you permit participation in this study, your child will be asked to: complete 3 online cognitive tasks.
Participation will take about 30 minutes, and will earn 0.5 credits for laboratory participation towards the course
research requirement. If your child withdraws from the study, your child will receive credit for the time completed.
Your child can fulfill the course requirement in other ways besides participating in research.
The study involves logging into our website with a net ID and then providing age (in years) and sex (F/M).
Then participating in 3 computerized cognitive testing games. Participation will take about 30 minutes, and will earn 0.5 credits.
There are no known risks associated with participation in this research beyond those of everyday life.
Although your child will receive no direct benefits for participation in this study, your child may become more
aware of how knowledge is discovered in psychology and help the investigator better understand healthy cognitive
function in college aged individuals.
Taking part in this study is voluntary. Not taking part or withdrawing from the study will not affect your child’s grades
or academic standing in any way. Your child has the right to skip or not answer any questions he/she prefers not to answer.
When your child completes the study, a thorough verbal and written explanation of it will be provided.
Confidentiality of your child’s research records will be maintained by only collecting and storing de-identified information,
and keeping all data in a secured server. Information not containing identifiers may be used in future research or shared with
other researchers without additional consent.
The researcher cannot keep information confidential if they have concerns that someone is hurting children or that your
child might hurt themselves or someone else. In such cases, the researcher will inform people in authority about their concerns.
If there is anything about the study or taking part in it that is unclear or that you do not understand, or if you
have questions or wish to report a research-related problem, you may contact the principal investigator, DJ Oberlin,
at (212)998-3969, firstname.lastname@example.org, 4 Wahsington Pl.10003; or the faculty sponsor, Prof. Wendy Suzuki, at (212)998-3969,
email@example.com, 4 Wahsington Pl.10003.
For questions about your child’s rights as a research participant, you may contact the University Committee on Activities
Involving Human Subjects (UCAIHS/IRB), New York University, (212) 998-4808 or firstname.lastname@example.org, 665 Broadway,
Suite 804, New York, NY 10012.