FAQ’s

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  • HOW OFTEN WILL WE ASK YOU TO DO THIS?

    We will ask you to do this once in 2017/2018 and again in 2019/2020. We will ask you within the first survey to nominate a person we may contact, to help get in contact with you, if we are unable to make contact with you during the course of the study (this is optional).

  • WILL MY PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY BE PROTECTED?

    All participants will be given a study identification number to maintain privacy. All personal information (name and contact details) will be stored separately to any other information collected (that information will only be linked to an identification number, not personal details). All electronic information will be entered into password protected computers with access only permitted to approved members of the research team. No individual data will be identified in results, reports or published findings.

    The Picture Project is carried out according to the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007) produced by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia.

  • DO I GET COMPENSATED FOR PARTICIPATING?

    Yes! After completing the 3 part survey receives you will be sent a $20 gift voucher (Woolworths Group or similar).

    There is also a monthly draw for new participants who complete both Food Recalls, to win a $150 voucher (24 x $150 draws each year).

  • WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY $20 COMPENSATION VOUCHER?

    Once you have completed all three short surveys, you can expect to receive your $20 gift voucher within 10 working days. Please make sure you provide a valid email address, as most vouchers will be sent as e-Cards.

  • CAN I PARTICIPATE MORE THAN ONCE?

    No. We appreciate your participation, but each person can only participate once in this study.

  • CAN I WITHDRAW IF I NO LONGER WANT TO PARTICIPATE?

    If you do agree to participate, you are free to withdraw at any time. If while completing the questionnaire you don't feel comfortable with any aspect of it, you can just skip that question(s) or elect not to proceed with the study any further.

  • ARE THERE ANY RISKS OR BENEFITS?

    There are no foreseeable risks associated with participation in this study. The benefits will come from the collection of important information from the Picture Project about diet, health and physical activity behaviours of young adults, which could make a significant contribution to the understanding of complex influences on these health behaviours and the findings could be used to develop programs or direct funding to help maintain healthy lifestyle during this phase of life.

  • HOW IS THE PROJECT FUNDED?

    The Picture Project is funded by the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN), a research institute within the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at Deakin University.

  • WHAT HAPPENS TO THE RESEARCH RESULTS?

    The Picture Project website and social media channels will be updated regularly with project updates and results. The results of this study will also more formally be published in scientific journals and presented at scientific conferences.

  • CAN I SEE THE PLAIN LANGUAGE STATEMENT ABOUT THE PROJECT?

    We have prepared a plain language statement which will tell you all about the study, what to expect and how the research will help.

    Download the Picture Project Plain Language Statement

  • NEED TO CONTACT US?

    If you require further information, wish to withdraw after agreeing to participate or if you have any problems concerning this project, you can contact the principal researcher Associate Professor Sarah McNaughton or the Project Manager, Dr Michelle Jackson, on 03 9246 8130 or by email on picture@deakin.edu.au

Get Started

Taking part is easy. If you are aged 18 to 30 years old and an Australian resident, you can register your interest below. You will be able to get more details about the study, and if eligible, complete the online consent form to ensure you understand what the study is about.

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