In this research study, being conducted by Carnegie Mellon University, we ask you each Friday during the 2016-2017 flu season to predict current and future flu activity within one or more Health and Human Services regions of the United States. You will be able to enter and submit your predictions online using any modern web browser, and we expect that the entire process will take no more than two minutes per region. There are no expected risks or benefits to participants in this study.
Your privacy and the confidentiality of your predictions will be strictly protected; we will not share your email address or your individual predictions without your prior written consent. The study is entirely voluntary, and you are free to stop participating or withdraw entirely at any time.
The primary contact is David Farrow (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org), and the principal investigator is Roni Rosenfeld (Email: Roni.Rosenfeld@cs.cmu.edu; Office: GHC 8103). If you have questions pertaining to your rights as a research participant, or to report concerns with this study, you should contact the Carnegie Mellon University Office of Research Integrity and Compliance (Email: email@example.com).