Consent Form for IRB-FY2020-4592

You have been invited to take part in a research study to learn more about the impact of design features on user satisfaction with a virtual meeting space. This study will be conducted by Jan Plass, STEINHARDT - Consortium for Research and Evaluation of Advanced Technologies in Education (CREATE), Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University

If you agree to be in this study, you will be asked to do the following:

  • Complete a pre- and post-experience questionnaire
  • Take part in a 30 minute virtual reality experience

Participation in this study will involve about 30 minutes in the virtual reality experience, and about 30 minutes to respond to questionnaires. There are no known risks associated with your participation in this research beyond those of everyday life.

Although you will receive no direct benefits, this research may help the investigator understand the impact of design features on user satisfaction with a virtual meeting space.

Confidentiality of your research records will be strictly maintained by assigning code numbers to each participant so that data is never directly linked to individual identity.

Information not containing identifiers may be used in future research, shared with other researchers, or placed in a data repository without your additional consent.

Participation in this study is voluntary. You may refuse to participate or withdraw at any time without penalty. For interviews, questionnaires, or surveys, you have the right to skip or not answer any questions you prefer not to answer. Nonparticipation or withdrawal will not affect your grades or academic standing.

If there is anything about the study or your participation that is unclear or that you do not understand, if you have questions or wish to report a research-related problem, you may contact Jan Plass at 212 998 5520,, 196 Mercer St., 8th Floor.

For questions about your rights as a research participant, you may contact the University Committee on Activities Involving Human Subjects (UCAIHS), New York University, 665 Broadway, Suite 804, New York, New York, 10012, at or (212) 998-4808. Please reference the study # (IRB- FY2020-4592) when contacting the IRB (UCAIHS).

You have received a copy of this consent document to keep.

Created with support from

National Science Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions

Subscribe to our newsletter

The latest news, articles, and resources, sent to your inbox weekly.