FAQs

1.    Why is the study being undertaken?
2.    Who is running the study?
3.    What are the eligibility requirements for participation in this study?
4.    What are my main obligations as a study participant?
5.    How much of your time will be required?
6.    What's in it for me?
7.    Am i free to withdraw from this study at any time?
8.    Has this research been approved by the relevant Human Research Ethics Committees?
9.    How will the information and data collected from me be used?
10.   How will my privacy be maintained? How will data collected from me be stored and protected?
11.   Are there any circumstances under which my details might be disclosed to people outside the study team?
12.   For how long will my data be kept?
13.   When will the study be completed and the results be available?
14.   Who should i contact for more information?
 
 

1.    Why is the study being undertaken?

The Quad Bike Workplace Safety Survey (QBWSS) aims to obtain a better understanding of quad bike use and related crashes and injuries that occur in the Australian workplace. Outcomes from the study will answer some important research questions about quad bike safety that can only be answered through a comprehensive survey of workplace quad bike users. 

For more information, please refer to the about the study section of the website.

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2.    Who is running the study?

The study is being undetratken byt the Transport and Road Safety (TARS) Research Centre at the University of New South Wales. The project is sponsoured by SafeWork NSW.

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3.   What are the eligibility requirements for participation in this study?

You need to:

  • use a quad bike for work (i.e. farmer, farm worker or user of a quad bike in another setting);
  • be 18 year or older

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4.    What are my main obligations as a study participant?

As a study participant, you will be asked to:

  • read the 'Participant Information Sheet';
  • complete an online survey that takes between 15 - 25 minutes.

For more detailed information, please refer to the participant information section of the ANDS website.

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5.    How much of your time will be required?

We estimate that, completing the survey will take between 15 - 25 minutes. For some participants, it could take less than 15 minutes. 

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6.   What’s in it for me?

There are no costs associated with participating in this research project, nor will you be paid. 

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7.   Am I free to withdraw from this study at any time?

If you do consent to participate, you may withdraw at any time. If you decide to leave the research project, the researchers will not collect additional information from you. 

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8.   Has this research been approved by the relevant Human Research Ethics Committees?

Yes, this research has been reviewed and approved by the ethics committees of all the participating universities:

  • University of New South Wales Human Research Ethics Committee

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9.   How will the information and data collected from me be used?

It is anticipated that the de-identified results of this research study will be published and/or presented in a variety of forums. In any publication and/or presentation, information will be published, in a way such that you will not be individually identifiable.

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10.   How will my privacy be maintained? How will the data collected from me be stored and protected?

No personal information will be stored with the data you provide in the survey form. If you agree to provide us your contact details, we will store information about you at TARS UNSW until such time that the study is completed satisfactorily after which your personal information will be destroyed. 

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11.   Are there any circumstances under which my details might be disclosed to people outside the study team?

No, your data will be stored securely at UNSW and only accessible by the study team. 

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 12.   For how long will my data be kept?

We will keep your data for 7 years and data will be shredded or deleted after that time. If you agree to provide us your contact details, we will store information about you at TARS UNSW until such time that the study is completed satisfactorily after which your personal information will be destroyed.  

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13.   When will the study be completed and results available?

We estimate that the study will be completed in early 2017. The results will be available in late 2017.

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14.   Who should I contact for more information?

Please refer to the contact us page on the website.

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