INTEND Project






Information Statement and Consent Form


INTEND project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under Grant Agreement No. 769638.

  1. INTRODUCTION

You have been invited to take part in a research study. Before making a decision on whether you want to participate or not, please read this document carefully. Please ask all the questions you may have so you can be completely sure to understand all the proceedings of the study, including risks and benefits.

This informed consent document may include words that you do not understand. If this is the case, please ask the contact researcher or any other member of the study to fully explain the meaning of the word or piece of information you do not accurately understand. At all times, we assure the compliance with the current legislation.

  1. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY

INTEND will deliver an elaborated study of the research needs and priorities in the transport sector utilising a systematic data collection method. Megatrends that will be affecting the future transport system will be identified using literature review. To ensure validity of the results, the Analytical Network Process will be used to weight the megatrends and derive reliable outcomes on the most predominant trends. Finally, INTEND will develop a transport agenda that would pave the way to an innovative and competitive European Transport sector. The project is driven by three main objectives:

  • Define the transport research landscape
  • Define the Megatrends and their impact on research needs
  • Identify the main transport research needs and priorities.

To enable a wide range of stakeholders to gain access to the results, INTEND will develop an online platform, the INTEND Synopsis Tool that will constitute a dynamic knowledge base repository on the major developments in the transport sector. This will provide a visualisation of the INTEND's main outcomes. The repository will be updated and integrated into the INTEND website to provide a comprehensive picture of all forward looking studies focusing on technological developments, megatrends and policies.

Data acquisition in the Project will consist of surveys, questionnaires, interviews and webinar.

  1. DURATION OF THE RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Project activities will last 12 months from 01/10/2017 to 30/09/2018.

  1. RISKS AND INCONVENIENCES ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROJECT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

No risk is foreseen. You are only requested to be available to participate.

  1. BENEFITS OF TAKING PART IN THE PROJECT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

By participating in this study you are assisting us to provide policy directions on research needs and funding thus helping to share the future of the transport sector. The participants of the surveys will be given priority to attend our final event in Belgrade in September 2019 where for a selected number of experts we will cover travel and accommodation costs.

  1. WITHDRAWAL OPTION

You can withdraw from the study and request your information be deleted at any time, without giving a reason.

  1. PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY

Responses you give in the surveys, questionnaires, interviews, and webinar will be recorded. No personal data will be stored.

Information will be processed during the phase of data analysis and will be shown in project reports. Audio and video recordings, if any, will only be used for analytical and research purposes and will not be shared publicly, online or by other means. It will not be possible to identify the source of the information.

The authorization for the use and access to this information is valid until the end of the study unless you decide to cancel it before. If you should decide to deny your consent, please contact the researcher/action leader and let her/him know of your intention of leaving the study.

Your decision to whether or not give your authorization for the use and diffusion of the information provided by you is completely voluntary. However, if you do not provide the researcher/action leader with this authorization now or if you cancel it in the future, you will not be able to participate in this study.

  1. CONTACT PERSON

In case of any issue involving you in your role of participant of this research study, you are invited to inform the Project Coordinator, Eleni Anoyrkati, via email: EAnoyrkati@cad.coventry.ac.uk. Any complaint you make will be treated in confidence and investigated, and you will be informed of the outcome.

  1. RESULTS OF THE STUDY

The results of this study will be published online through the dedicated INTEND website and may be published in scientific journals, conferences and in further studies. Nothing of the provided personal data will be handled out to third parties.

  1. FURTHER INFORMATION

For further details please refer to the INTEND Project website at: www.intend-project.eu

  1. CONFIRMATION - INFORMED CONSENT FORM:

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This consent form is made pursuant to the relevant national, European and international data protection laws and regulations and personal data treatment obligations. Specifically this consent document complies with the following laws and regulations:

- EC Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data.