Dr. Philip Payne and colleagues
at The Ohio State University are conducting a research study to evaluate the
performance of an application known as TOKEn (Translational Ontology-anchored
Knowledge Discovery Engine) that can be used to generate novel hypotheses
concerning biomarker-to-phenotype relationships in research databases
containing such variables. As part of
this study, we are currently seeking research participants to evaluate such
automatically generated hypotheses to determine if they are valid and/or could
potentially inform a novel research question.
If you agree to participate in this study, you will be scheduled for an
in person computer-based survey, during which you will evaluate the validity
and potential usefulness of a set of hypotheses. Any and all information
generated during via this survey will be anonymous, and the only demographic
data we will collect from you will be concerned with your research interests
and expertise. Following the survey, you will be invited to participate in a
short focus group to garner overall reaction and opinions on the hypothesis and
application. The entire session will take no more that two hours, including dinner
that will be provided for you. In addition, you will receive a $25 amazon.com
gift certificate for your time.
You are not obligated to engage in this study, and your decision to do
so will in no way effect your relationship with the OSU, the Center for
Clinical and Translational Science, and/or the study team. In addition, at any time, you may notify Dr.
Payne or his colleagues that you no longer wish to participate in this study,
and any and all contributions you have made will be omitted from subsequent
If you have any questions or wish
to participate in this study, please contact Dr. Philip Payne (firstname.lastname@example.org, 614-292-4778).
If you have any question
regarding your rights as a research participant, please contact The Ohio State
University Office of Responsible Research Practices (614-688-8457).