We invite you to participate in a research registry. The purpose of the registry is to help match willing volunteers with studies being conducted at NADS or in collaboration with NADS researchers.

We are inviting you to be in this study because you are between the ages of ten and one-hundred and are interested in participating in our research studies.

If you agree to participate, you will be asked a few questions about yourself, such as your age, contact information, and several general questions about your driving practices. You will also be able to answer some health related questions. Answering these questions will allow us to better determine your eligibility for studies with health related requirements and avoid contacting you for studies for which you would not be eligible and from answering these questions repeatedly.

Only the information that you choose to enter will be a part of your profile. You can update your information at any time by contacting us, as well as remove yourself from the registry if you no longer wish to be involved in research studies at NADS or in collaboration with NADS researchers.

Once you join the registry, you will be able to be recruited for future driving studies that we and our collaborators are conducting. Research teams will be able to query the registry to identify individuals who may be eligible for their study. These studies will have already been reviewed by the University of Iowa Institutional Review Board (IRB) that looks at the risks and benefits of each study. Members of the registry will be contacted periodically to update their information and to confirm their continued interest in being in the registry.

When you meet the criteria for a study that is being conducted by us or one of our collaborators, you will receive either an email, a letter, or a phone call to see if you are interested in that study. If you are being contacted for a study conducted by one of our collaborators, NADS will send you the information about the study and contact information for the researcher, but we will not provide them with your contact information. If you are interested, you will need to contact the researcher to be provided with additional details about that study and asked any additional questions to determine eligibility.

We will keep the information you provide confidential, however federal regulatory agencies and the University of Iowa Institutional Review Board (a committee that reviews and approves research studies) may inspect and copy records pertaining to this research. To help protect your confidentiality, we will store the registry data in a password-protected database that is restricted to members of the research team and system administrator. Access to the database is restricted to computers in our building.

There are no known risks from being in this study, and you will not benefit personally beyond being contacted about driving studies for which you may be eligible.

You will not have any costs for being in this research registry.

You will not be paid for being in this research registry although some of the studies that we may contact you about may provide compensation.

Taking part in this research registry is voluntary. If you decide not to be in this registry, you will not be penalized or lose any benefits for which you otherwise qualify.

If you have any questions about the research registry itself, please contact 319-335-4719 and a staff member will return your call. If you have questions about the rights of research subjects, please contact the Human Subjects Office, 105 Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, 600 Newton Rd, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1098, (319) 335-6564, or e-mail irb@uiowa.edu. To offer input about your experiences as a research subject or to speak to someone other than the research staff, call the Human Subjects Office at the number above.

Thank you very much for your consideration. Filling out this registry form will indicate your willingness to participate in the registry.

Sincerely,

Timothy L. Brown, Ph.D.
Associate Research Scientist