At the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) we are looking for people to take part in our memory and information processing battery test, which lasts for around 60 minutes. You would be paid £10 for your time. Sound interesting?
If you are over 18 and have not experienced any form of brain injury or stroke we would love to hear from you. The tests are currently taking place in West Sussex at Burgess Hill.
Are there any risks involved?
There are no risks or disadvantages of taking part in this project. However, if any results from our assessment battery indicate something that could be relevant to your healthcare you have the choice to be informed.
What are the possible benefits of taking part?
Your participation will provide us with information about the memory and information processing abilities of healthy individuals. The information we gather will help us better understand the effects that a brain injury or brain disease has on a person. This can then be used to plan and measure the effects of their rehabilitation. The information may also be useful in areas such as education or work.
Is the test confidential?
All information collected during the research is strictly confidential. You cannot be identified from the information gathered.
Your personal data will be kept secure (password protected) and only seen by the research team who carry out your assessment.
Your name and any other information that could identify you will be removed. This is called anonymised data.
The anonymised data will be shared and analysed by the research team. The data will be held by the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust on encrypted computers.
What will happen to the information gained from this project?
We need to know how healthy people perform on our tests so that we can see the effects of brain injury. The information gained from this project will be published in tables as part of the new BMIPB. Some results may also be published in a specialist journal within two years of the research ending. You will not be identified in any report.
If you have any complaints about the project please contact Dr Sara da Silva Ramos, Research Fellow. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 01403 799 160.
Who is organising and funding the research?
The research is being funded by The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) which is part of The Disabilities Trust. BIRT is the means by which The Disabilities Trust provides its brain injury rehabilitation services. The project plan has been reviewed and approved by The Disabilities Trust Research Ethics Committee.
Contacts & complaints (for further information):
If you have any complaints or for further information about the project please contact Dr Sara da Silva Ramos, Research Fellow. Email: email@example.com Phone: 01403 799 160.
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