Survey 2017 Frequently Asked Questions

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Survey 2017 Frequently Asked Questions 2017-10-18T10:25:37+00:00

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!

Which Internet browser should I use to complete Survey 2017 online? 2017-10-18T10:27:06+00:00

We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari. Participants using Internet Explorer may experience technical issues.

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You may download any of the preferred browsers by clicking the browser icons above.

Can I complete the registration process and survey on a mobile device? 2017-09-27T15:48:35+00:00

Yes, however the survey works best on a desktop or laptop computer.

When will Survey 2017 be available online? 2017-09-27T15:48:35+00:00

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.

We’ve had paper surveys in the past. Why is Survey 2017 now online? 2017-09-27T15:48:35+00:00

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.

What do I need to get started on Survey 2017? 2017-09-27T15:48:35+00:00

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.

I didn’t get an email outlining the steps to register. What do I need to do? 2017-09-27T15:48:35+00:00

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 over the next few months. If you haven’t yet received your email and are keen to get started, please contact us.

What are the steps to register for Survey 2017? 2017-09-27T16:47:49+00:00

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!

Why do I need to register on the MyAlberta Digital Identity Website (MADI) in order to fill out Survey 2017 online? 2017-09-27T15:48:35+00:00

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 registration only. None of your personal health and lifestyle information from any survey will be accessible by or shared with the government.

I already have a MADI account. Do I need to re-register? 2017-09-27T16:48:32+00:00

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.

I forgot my MADI username, what do I do? 2017-09-27T15:48:35+00:00

You are able to reset your username yourself by clicking here.

I forgot my MADI password, what do I do? 2017-09-27T15:48:35+00:00

You are able to reset your password yourself by clicking here.

I don’t have my Personal Identification Number (PIN) for the online Survey 2017. What do I do? 2017-09-27T15:48:35+00:00

Your PIN is contained in the personal link, found in your email invitation from ATP. If you can’t find it, please contact us.

I don’t want to complete the survey online. Can I complete it on paper instead? 2017-09-27T15:48:35+00:00

Yes, please contact our project team by clicking here.

I received a paper survey in the mail, but I’d like to register online and try it out. What do I do? 2017-09-27T15:48:35+00:00

Please contact us and we’ll get you set up.

I withdrew from the study but I’m interested in getting involved again. 2017-09-27T15:48:35+00:00

Please contact our project assistant team by clicking here.

How soon do I need to fill out the survey? 2017-09-27T15:48:35+00:00

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.

How long does the survey take to complete? 2017-10-19T16:15:57+00:00

It will take about 45 minutes to complete the survey.

Do I need to complete the survey in one sitting, or can I come back and finish it later? 2017-09-27T17:08:30+00:00

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.

Will I be logged out of the survey after a period of inactivity? 2017-09-27T15:48:35+00:00

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.

I only have access to a public computer. Can I still complete Survey 2017 online? 2017-09-27T17:09:28+00:00

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.

Can I skip ahead to see the next questions? 2017-09-27T17:10:23+00:00

No, the survey questions are designed to be answered in the order provided.

The survey is asking for physical measurements, but I do not have a tape measure. 2017-09-27T17:10:23+00:00

If you do not have a tape measure, we will be happy to send you one. Please contact us.

How can I tell if my survey is complete? 2017-09-27T17:10:23+00:00

You will see a notice thanking you for completing Survey 2017.

I submitted Survey 2017 but want to change a response I provided. How do I do that? 2017-09-27T17:10:23+00:00

Please contact us and we’ll be happy to update your survey.

Can the Government of Alberta, insurance companies, potential employers or other organizations gain access to any of my information from Survey 2017? 2017-09-27T17:10:23+00:00

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.

Why do I have to log in to the MyAlberta Digital Identity Website (MADI) to fill out Survey 2017? 2017-09-27T17:10:23+00:00

ATP has partnered with the Government of Alberta MyAlberta Digital Identity (MADI) initiative to create a secure online system for survey registration only. None of your personal health and lifestyle information from any survey will be accessible by or shared with the government.

Will researchers see that the survey responses came from me? 2017-09-27T17:10:23+00:00

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.

Where is the data stored? 2017-09-27T17:10:23+00:00

All data and information is kept on secure servers behind the firewall of Alberta Health Services-CancerControl, housed in AHS secure server rooms.

What sort of privacy features are in place to protect my confidential data? 2017-09-27T17:10:23+00:00

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.

I have other questions. Where can I get answers? 2017-09-27T17:10:23+00:00

We have more information about Survey 2017 here. If you still have questions, please contact us.