E komo mai to the Native Hawaiian Survey Consent Page.

This study is approved by Hawai'i Pacific University's Institutional Review Board. This project is funded by a small grant from HPU. For more information, visit the study website at nhsurvey.org.

We would like to invite you to participate in this research project. You should only participate if you want to. Before you decide whether you want to take part, it is important for you to understand why the research is being done and what it will involve. Please take time to read the following information carefully. Ask us if there is anything that is unclear or if you would like more information. The survey should take approximately 10-15 minutes. Your answers are confidential and anonymous. 
What is the purpose of the study and who can take part?
The purpose of this study is to better understand Hawaiian identity. We are looking for adults (18 or older) living in Hawaiʻi who identify as Native Hawaiian. We are interested in the different ways in which Hawaiians express and maintain their identity. The aim of the study is to help improve our understanding of how people think about themselves and what they care about. We hope that your participation will assist in providing missing data around Hawaiian attitudes and behaviors, and it is our hope that this data can ultimately be used to magnify the voices and concerns of Hawaiians.

What will taking part involve?
The study will involve completing a survey, which will include questions about how you think about your identity, your behaviors, your thoughts on current events, and demographic questions. Participation should take approximately 10-15 minutes. After completing the survey, you will be asked whether you wish to be informed of the results. Your responses will be anonymous and cannot be traced back to you. As a participant, you are also entitled to a copy of the research findings.

Incentives
There are no incentives for participating in this study.

What are the possible benefits and risks of participating?

Benefits
There may be no direct benefit to you for taking part in this study, however the results from the study will help give a better understanding of the ways in which Hawaiians think about themselves through their own words. Further, your participation will help build a missing dataset on Hawaiian identity as expressed by Hawaiians. This data can ultimately be used to magnify the voices and concerns of Hawaiian communities.

Risks
There are minimal risks to participating in this survey. You may withdraw from the survey at any point. Your responses will be anonymous and cannot be traced back to you. The data will not be used to surveill, monitor, or curtail Hawaiian cultural or community activities.

Do I have to take part?
No, participation is voluntary, and it is up to you to decide whether to participate. You may skip any question(s) and exit the survey at anytime.
Will my participation be confidential?
In the survey you will be assigned a subject identification number. Your contact information is not linked to your subject identification number or survey responses. We will require your email or address to get in touch if you are interested in the results of the study. Your contact information will be kept separately from your survey data. All data will be stored electronically on a password protected computer and only the research team will have access to the data, which will be treated in the strictest confidence. Your responses will be anonymous and cannot be traced back to you.

What will happen to the results of the study?
The findings from this study will be written up as part of conference papers and disseminated through peer reviewed articles in scientific journals as well as at research conferences. A research summary will also be publicly available to all participants through the study website.

Who should I contact for further information?
If you have any questions or require more information about the study, please contact Dr. Ngoc Phan, principal investigator, at 808-544-5408 or ntphan@hpu.edu.

What if I have further questions, or if something goes wrong?
If this study has harmed you in any way or if you wish to make a complaint, you can contact Dr. Susan Watson at 808-566-2664 or irbchair@hpu.edu.

Mahalo for reading this information and for your interest in taking part in this research.

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* 1. Do you consent to participating in this survey and confirm that 1) you are 18 years of age or older and 2) identify as having Native Hawaiian ancestry and 3) currently reside in the state of Hawaii?

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