Participant Compensation and Costs
Are participants to be compensated for the study? If yes, what is the amount, type and source of
Will participants who are students be offered class credit?
Are other inducements planned to recruit participants?
f yes, please describe:
Are there any costs to participants? If yes, please explain
Are the animals/plants being studied on the endangered list?
Are Scientific Collection Permits required, i.e. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency?
Have the animal(s) utilized in this study already been used in a previous study (non-naïve animals)?
Will the animal(s) used in this study be used in a future study?
Where will the animals be housed?
Will the rodents (if applicable) be housed in wire bottom cages?
Will plants be used for instructional purposes as part of teaching a course?
Are there any risks involved with this study?
Are there any potential damage or adverse consequences to researcher, participants, or environment? These
might include physical, psychological, social, or spiritual risks whether as part of the protocol or a remote
possibility. Please indicate all that apply.
Physical Risk: May include pain injury, and impairment of a sense such as touch or sight. These risks
may be brief or extended, temporary or permanent, occur during participation in the research or arise
Psychological Risk: Can include anxiety, sadness, regret and emotional distress, among others.
Psychological risks exist in many different types of research in addition to behavioral studies.
Social Risk: Can exist whenever there is the possibility that participating in research or the revelation
of data collected by investigators in the course of the research, if disclosed to individuals or entities
outside of the research, could negatively impact others’ perceptions of the participant. Social risks can
range from jeopardizing the individual’s reputation and social standing, to placing the individual at-risk
of political or social reprisals.
Legal Risk: Include the exposure of activities of a research subject “that could reasonable place the
subjects at risk of criminal or civil liability”.
Economic Risk: May exist if knowledge of one’s participation in research, for example, could make it
difficult for a research participant to retain a job or find a job, or if insurance premiums increase or loss
of insurance is a result of the disclosure of research data.
Spiritual Risk: May exist if knowledge of one’s spiritual beliefs or lack of, could be exposed which in
turn could invoke an economic, social and or psychological risk.