There may be survey
items with which you are uncomfortable or would rather not answer. You may decline
to answer these items by replying with “-”. There are no other known risks
associated with completing the Survey. There are no costs for
participating, nor are there any direct benefits to you. Data obtained may be
beneficial to your institution and contribute to a greater understanding of career
outcomes of newly hired Operations faculty members following
Confidentiality and Anonymity
Your privacy and the
confidentiality of your data will be protected. All data pertaining to the
Survey will be stored on secure servers and will only be accessed exclusively by
the Researcher. Identifying information will be
kept by the Researcher during the data collection phase for tracking purposes
only. Email addresses may be used in case you have provided them during the
Survey, to inform you about the outcomes of the Survey, but this information
will not be directly associated with your responses. The Researcher will
have access to this data during data collection. All identifying information of
the survey participants will be kept confidential by the Researcher; the final Annual
Report of the Survey will be based on aggregated data and where there are less
than three data points, all personally identifying information will be
disguised. If it becomes necessary for any other entity other than the
Researcher to review the survey records, information that can be linked to you
will be protected to the extent permitted by law. Other than as described in
this document, your survey records will not be released without your consent
unless required by law or a court order. The data resulting from your participation
may be made available to other researchers in the future for research purposes
not detailed within this consent form. In these cases, the data will contain no
identifying information that could associate it with you, or with your
participation in this survey.
Participation or Withdrawal
Your participation in the
Survey is voluntary unless otherwise stated. You may decline to answer any
question and you have the right to withdraw from participation at any time.
Required questions can be declined by replying with “-”. If you do not want to
participate, either simply stop participating or close the browser
window. You may decide not to participate at all or, if you start the Survey,
you may withdraw at any time. Data is recorded at the time of entry regardless
of completion status and is only accessible by the Researcher. If you wish to
withdraw your data you must contact
the Researcher within one week submitting a response. Unless specific
requirements have been set forth by your institution, withdrawal or refusing to
participate will not affect your relationship with your institution in any way.
You may decline to answer any item regardless of institutional requirements.
You do not waive any rights, legal claims, or remedies by participating in the
Questions about participation
information about the Survey, please refer to our frequently asked questions.
If you have more
specific questions about the Survey, your participation, or need to update your
data provided, contact us. Contact information is included in the email(s) you
received prompting your participation.
Enquiries may also
be directed to operationsacademia.org/contact.
All enquiries are private and confidential. Information obtained through enquiries
will not be shared without your explicit permission.
You may print a copy of this document for your records.
in the Survey indicates that you have read and agree to the above terms.