Survey 2017 Frequently Asked Questions
Below you will find a list of frequently asked questions related specifically to Survey 2017. If you have general questions about Alberta’s Tomorrow Project, please visit our Common Questions page.
If you have a question you don’t see here, please get in touch with us.
Thank you for being a part of Alberta’s largest research project!
The online survey is accessible via an email invitation sent to the email we have on file. The email was titled “Survey 2017 is Now Ready“. An email invitation was necessary as it included a PIN, unique to you as an ATP participant. If you would like to request a PIN and register directly on your own, please visit myATPhub.ca
The paper survey was mailed to the addresses we have on file for all those who did not register to complete the survey online. If you’ve misplaced it or never received it, or would prefer to complete it on paper, please contact us.
We previously mailed out a Survey 2004 and Survey 2008. This survey was initially distributed in 2017, so is named Survey 2017.
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Yes, however the survey works best on a desktop or laptop computer.
Survey 2017 is available online now. Registration for the survey requires a unique Personal Identification Number (PIN), which will be sent to you by email in the weeks ahead. If you are keen to complete the survey immediately, please contact us and one of our Research Assistants will provide one to you, after verifying some personal information.
Completing your survey digitally promotes greater accuracy of results and by avoiding printing, mailing and manual review costs, supports the long-term sustainability of this valuable project. A paper version is still available for participants who would like one. If you would prefer a paper version of Survey 2017, please contact us.
You will need a unique Personal Identification Number (PIN), which will be sent to you by email. You will also need to register for an account on the MyAlberta Digital Identity (MADI) website, and can then get access to Survey 2017 via a personalized link in the email we’ve sent. We are partnering with the Government of Alberta for the purposes of registration only.
All participants in ATP require a unique Personal Identification Number (PIN) to register for Survey 2017. To facilitate the processing of Survey 2017, we are sending invitation letters with the PIN by email If you haven’t yet received your email and are keen to get started, please contact us.
There are 3 steps to get started. These steps ensure your private information remains secure and confidential. The steps are outlined in the email to be sent by ATP.
Step 1: Register for an account on the MyAlberta Digital Identity (MADI) website, using the link sent to you by ATP.
Step 2: Click the unique link within our original email to register for the online Survey 2017. Once you have entered your new MyAlberta Digital Identity (MADI) username and password and click “Log In”, you will be redirected to myATPhub.ca, where your unique PIN number will automatically be loaded. Click “Submit”.
Step 3: Read and click “I Agree” to the Terms and Conditions. Then click the “Surveys” button on the left and you are ready to start!
The security and privacy of your information is of paramount concern for Alberta’s Tomorrow Project.
We’ve partnered with the Government of Alberta MyAlberta Digital Identity (MADI) initiative, to create a secure online system for . None of your personal health and lifestyle information from any survey will be accessible by or shared with the government.
No, you do not need to re-register. You can go straight to Step 2 in the email we sent you, which contains your unique and personal link to the online Survey 2017. Once you have entered your MyAlberta Digital Identity (MADI) username and password and click “Log In”, you will be redirected to myATPhub.ca, where your unique PIN number will automatically be loaded. Click “Submit” to continue.
Your PIN is contained in the personal link, found in your email invitation from ATP. If you can’t find it, please contact us.
Please contact us and we’ll get you set up.
The sooner you can complete the survey, the better! We hope to have all responses in for Survey 2017 by the end of February, 2018.
It will take about 45 minutes to complete the survey.
You are welcome to fill out the survey in more than one sitting. At the bottom of each page, there is a “Save and Continue” button. Once you click the button, your answers to that point will be saved, and the next time you log in you can continue where you left off.
Yes, there is a 20-minute timeout feature. If you are inactive for more than 20 minutes, you will need to log back in to continue filling out the survey.
Yes. If you are logged in to the My Alberta Digital Identity (MADI) site you can complete Survey 2017 online on any computer. Each time you click the “Save and Continue” button, your answers will be saved and you can resume filling out the survey on any computer at your next opportunity.
No, the survey questions are designed to be answered in the order provided.
If you do not have a tape measure, we will be happy to send you one. Please contact us.
You will see a notice thanking you for completing Survey 2017.
Please contact us and we’ll be happy to update your survey.
No government office, insurance company, employer, or other organization will have access to your identifying information under any circumstances.
The security and privacy of your information is of utmost concern for Alberta’s Tomorrow Project. All of your survey responses will be de-identified and aggregated to protect your privacy and confidentiality. The same procedures are in place for your information from past surveys.
Members of a small team of trained research assistants may follow up with you to clarify a survey response from time to time. All staff members at ATP are required to take annual privacy and confidentiality courses. In addition, we are legally bound by strict Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) legislation to protect your private information. Rigorous Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) documentation has been completed prior to launching the online version of Survey 2017, to keep your information private, safe and secure.
ATP has partnered with the Government of Alberta MyAlberta Digital Identity (MADI) initiative to create a secure online system for survey registration only. of your personal health and lifestyle information from any survey will be accessible by or shared with the government.
No. Your responses will be stripped of any personal or identifying information prior to being loaded into our secure database or released to researchers studying cancer and chronic disease. Only coded, anonymous data will be released to researchers.
All data and information is kept on secure servers behind the firewall of Alberta Health Services-Cancer Care, housed in AHS secure server rooms.
Protecting the privacy of participants and the confidentiality of the information you’ve so generously donated is paramount.
To that end, there are several safeguards in place to ensure no participant can be identified by researchers who are granted access to the research database. Health data in the custody of Alberta’s Tomorrow Project is stored separately from identifying information such as a participant’s name or Alberta Health Care number. Each participant is assigned a random but unique code number that will never be revealed to an outside researcher or organization. Further, data and/or biological samples such as blood or urine that are delivered to scientists for study will be coded and encrypted. Such de-identification measures remove details that could identify an individual participant.
ATP staff are trained in the ethical and privacy obligations involved in the use of data provided to us during the course of the study. Each member of the team has signed confidentiality agreements with Alberta Health Services.