PDA

View Full Version : Are you a 23andMe customer? Care to help a grad student out with their thesis?



smcgrath
10-06-2013, 11:13 PM
Hello Anthrogenica,

My name is Scott McGrath, I'm a graduate student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in Biomedical Informatics, and I'm working on my thesis. I'm looking to recruit people who have purchased a test kit from 23andMe and gotten their results back.

To start things off, I'll cut to the nitty grity, there are participation restrictions:

19 years or older
Have completed the genetic screening test from 23andMe and have recieved your results
Reside in the United States of America
Engilsh is your primary language, or you are fluent in English


I would love to include people outside the US, but privacy laws and IRB restrictions on this study do limit it to people in the US, sorry.

Still with me? Here are the details:

Iím conducting a study about direct to consumer (DTC) genetic testing companies (like 23andMe) and how the results are interpreted and used by their customers. I am running a survey for people who have completed this genetic test and have received their results back. The survey will be anonymous, and no identifying information will be collected (no names, home addresses, IP addresses, or email). It will consist of 28 questions aiming to establish demographics and user experience with DTC results. In addition, I will ask you to review two genetic screening results, and answer a few questions about those results. It is estimated to take 10-15 minutes to complete the survey. If this is something you are interested in helping me with, please follow this link to the survey:

https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=137693254904

I will greatly appreciate your participation if you elect to do so. Also, if you know of others who might be interested in taking this survey, feel free to let me know, or share the link with them.

This project IRB # 507-13-EX was approved by the University of Nebraska Medical Center IRB on October 3rd 2013. Pertinent questions or concerns about the research, research participants' rights, and/or research-related injuries to participants should be directed to the UNMC IRB irbora@unmc.edu , (402) 559-6463, http://www.unmc.edu/irb/.

Thanks for stopping in to check this out!

Humanist
10-07-2013, 01:39 AM
Completed the survey. Good luck.

kayetexan
10-20-2013, 08:27 PM
done :) thanks!

Celtarion
10-20-2013, 11:04 PM
Hi Scott, I can't participate to your study as I'm french living in Ireland, however, I would recommend below weblinks on facebook that may help you to gather more participant.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/11416337921/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/160665757375899/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/5488339316/

Good luck,

Joss.

Isidro
10-20-2013, 11:14 PM
Done, good luck with your project.

Darnher
02-13-2014, 03:57 AM
Ok what do I do?