TITLE: Assessing your Noetic Signature: A Qualitative Study
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Helané Wahbeh, ND, MCR 707-779-8230
FUNDED BY: Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS)
PURPOSE: You have been invited to be in this research study because you may have had an experience of receiving information and energy not limited by time and space. At the Institute of Noetic Sciences, our guiding premise is that all things are interconnected and that embodying that awareness reveals information and energy not limited by space and time, and can profoundly amplify transformation, innovation, and well-being. We hypothesize that all people have the ability to access this type of information at some level, however, the way that people may access and express this information and energy is unique to them. We call the unique way each person receives and expresses that information and energy is called their noetic signature. Just as each snowflake is different and yet equal in its exquisite beauty, each individual’s noetic signature has inherent value and our noetic diversity can be collectively celebrated. The purpose of this study is to gather open-ended information about how people experience their noetic signature so we can assess it more effectively in the future.
PROCEDURES: You will complete this online survey which will take approximately 20 minutes. First you will answer questions about yourself like your age, gender, race, etc. You will then read information and watch a video describing what we mean by accessing information and energy from beyond conventional notions of time and space. You will then answer open-ended questions about your experience with accessing this information and energy and using this information and energy in your life. You will be able to write as much as you would like for each question. If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints regarding this study now or in the future, or you think you may have been injured or harmed by the study, contact Dr. Helané Wahbeh, 707-779-8230.
RISKS: Although we have made every effort to protect your identity, there is a minimal risk of loss of confidentiality.
BENEFITS: You may or may not benefit from being in this study. However, by serving as a participant, you may help us understand more about the diversity of noetic signatures.
CONFIDENTIALITY: We will keep your information on password protected computers on password protected files.
COSTS: It will not cost you anything to participate in this study.
PARTICIPATION: This research is being overseen by an Institutional Review Board (“IRB”). You may talk to the IRB chair, Dr. Garret Yount, at firstname.lastname@example.org if:
• Your questions, concerns, or complaints are not being answered by the research team.
• You want to talk to someone besides the research team.
• You have questions about your rights as a research subject.
• You want to get more information or provide input about this research.You do not have to join this or any research study.
If you do join, and later change your mind, you may quit at any time.
If you refuse to join or withdraw early from the study, there will be no penalty or loss of any benefits to which you are otherwise entitled.