Informed Consent

By filling out this questionnaire, you are consenting to participate in our research and to be contacted by our research team. Your participation in this survey is voluntary, and you may choose not to respond to any question or terminate the survey at any time. All information you provide in this survey will be kept strictly confidential in accordance with Simon Fraser University’s research ethics guidelines.

Any information you provide will only be used to select participants for our study and contacting them to arrange interviews on the use of avalanche safety information during trip planning. After the interviews have been conducted, all of the collected information will be deleted and not used for any analyses.

For any questions regarding this study, please contact Dr. Pascal Haegeli, NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Avalanche Risk Management, at pascal.haegeli@sfu.ca or 778-782-3579. If you have any concerns about your rights as a research participant and/or your experiences while participating in this study, you may contact Dr. Jeffrey Toward, Director, Office of Research Ethics at jtoward@sfu.ca or 778-782-6593.