Participants needed for research on the assessment of mood using smartphone data

Are you 18 years or older? Do you own an Android smartphone?

We are looking for volunteers to take part in an study exploring the potential for assessing an individual’s mood based on patterns in smartphone data regarding typical communication and movement behaviours.

As a participant in this study, you would be asked to:

  • Install an application on your smartphone which will collect general data regarding the way you use your phone***.
  • Fill out a daily survey regarding your mood during the past 24 hours, which can be completed in 30 seconds.

This study will run for a period of 90 days.

In appreciation for your time:

  • you will be entered into a monthly raffle for three cash prizes of $100
  • you will receive a file containing all the phone and mood data collected during the study
  • you will receive a copy of the results of the study

TO PARTICIPATE in this study, please visit:
http://ginger.io/join/moodstudy/

For more information regarding the study, our credentials, privacy, or data protection please contact:
Ryan Hagen M.A.
Email: Ryan_Hagen@MSPP.edu
Phone: 978-273-8475

This study has been reviewed and approved for use by the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology’s Institutional Review Board (MSPP IRB). If you have questions or concerns regarding your rights as a participant in this survey, you may contact the IRB chair, Dr. Edward De Vos,edward_devos@mspp.edu , or at 617-327-6777. You may also report your concerns or complaints via email to IRB@mspp.edu .

*** This includes data such as the amount of time you spend using your phone for communication and your location and speed of movement while you use your mobile device. Privacy and data protection is our first priority. We do not access or collect the content of your mobile phone or text use, such as conversations or messages. For more info on the data we collect and how we protect it, please send an email to the address listed above.

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