User Agreement

I agree to participate in the research project Eliciting, formalising, and debiasing mental models through an online tool for serious discussions (UTS HREC ETH19-4224) being conducted by Prof Alexey Voinov (, Madiha Anjum ( or Flavio Pillegi ( of the University of Technology, Sydney.

I have read the Participant Information Sheet or someone has read it to me in a language that I understand.

I understand the purposes, procedures and risks of the research as described in the Participant Information Sheet.

I have had an opportunity to ask questions and I am satisfied with the answers I have received.

I freely agree to participate in this research project as described and understand that I am free to withdraw at any time without affecting my relationship with the researchers or the University of Technology Sydney.

I understand that I will be giving consent by pressing accept button on the discussion forum. I agree to be:

  • Name and email recorded
  • Comments recorded
  • Responses to comments Recorded
  • Discussions initiated by me recorded

I agree to keep confidential all information including all conversations and discussions, materials and methods provided to me by the UTS research team.

I agree that the research data gathered from this project may be published in a form that:

  • Identifies me
  • Does not identify me in any way
  • May be used for future research purposes

I am aware that I can contact Alexey Voinov or Madiha Anjum if I have any concerns about the research.


This study has been approved by the University of Technology Sydney Human Research Ethics Committee [UTS HREC]. If you have any concerns or complaints about any aspect of the conduct of this research, please contact the Ethics Secretariat on ph.: +61 2 9514 2478 or email:], and quote the UTS HREC reference number. Any matter raised will be treated confidentially, investigated and you will be informed of the outcome.