Carleton University voluntary study

Kathleen Van Benthem Ph.D. , Research Fellow, Advanced Cognitive Engineering Laboratory, Institute of Cognitive Science, Carleton University

Advanced cognitive engineering lab at Carleton University C-172 flight simulator

The Advanced Cognitive Engineering Lab at Carleton University invites you to participate in a voluntary study entitled “A Survey regarding the CANFLY: A Virtual Reality Cognitive Screening and Training Tool for Pilots”. This study aims to gain information for the development of a virtual reality cognitive screening and training tool for pilots.

This study involves one 20-minute survey that will be completed online, with your consent.

While this project does not involve any professional or emotional risks, the survey is completely voluntary and anonymous to protect your identity. This will be done by keeping all responses anonymous and by allowing you to exit the survey at any point, in which case your responses will not be included.

You will have the right to end your participation in the study at any time, for any reason, up until you submit the survey; after this point we will have no way to identify your response. If you choose to withdraw before the end of the survey, all the information you have provided will be destroyed.

We truly appreciate any and all participation in this study. All survey responses will benefit the development of the CANFLY tool. There is no compensation for participating; however, we do appreciate your time.

All research data is stored on a password-protected account stored on the Google servers. Any hard copies of data (including any handwritten notes or USB keys) will be kept in a locked cabinet at Carleton University. Research data will only be accessible to the researcher and the research supervisor. Data will be stored for up to five years.

The ethics protocol for this project was reviewed by the Carleton University Research Ethics Board-B ( CUREB - B ), which provided clearance to carry out the research. (Clearance expires on: May 30, 2020)

CUREB - B Clearance #110526

Should you have any ethical concerns with the study, please contact the Research Ethics Board ( REB ) Chair, Carleton University Research Ethics Board-B by phone at 613-520-2600 ext. 4085 or by email at For all other questions about the study, please contact Dr. Kathleen Van Benthem at

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