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The Tasmania Project - Share you experience during COVID-19.

How are you experiencing and adapting to life in the time of COVID-19? What do you need and want now, and for the future? The University of Tasmania has established The Tasmania Project to give you a voice and to gather important information during and beyond the pandemic.

We are seeking Tasmanian residents to participate in surveys and/or interviews with our research team from the Institute for Social Change. What you tell us will help Tasmanians work together through the pandemic and support recovery for a strong future.

The information gathered will be summarised and published weekly as a resource for those making critical decisions in response to the pandemic.

By completing the expression of interest form below, you’ll receive emails inviting you to participate in the study through surveys and/or interviews.

If you are unable to complete the online registration form, please register your interest by calling (03) 6226 7542 and leave your name and phone number. A member of our team will be in touch to register you.

Information collected will not identify you in anyway. You can be involved in as much of the research as you choose and withdraw at any time.

Participate in the study

Participate in the study

We want to hear how you are experiencing and adapting to life in Tasmania in the time of COVID-19 and give you a voice during the pandemic and through recovery.

Complete the expression of interest form below to receive emails with project details and survey links.

Information collected will not identify you in anyway. You can be involved in as much of the research as you choose and withdraw at any time.

Please see our FAQs and if you have further questions, please contact us.

By submitting this form you consent to the University contacting you in the future regarding studies being conducted as part of The Tasmania Project. Your contact information will only be used for this purpose and will be stored in accordance with the University of Tasmania’s Privacy Policy.

The Tasmania Project has been approved by the Tasmania Social Sciences Human Research Ethics Committee (Project ID 20587).

To cancel your registration of interest please email ‘STOP’ to ISC.Admin@utas.edu.au or (03) 6226 7542 and leave your name and phone number.

Frequently asked questions

What does The Tasmania Project involve?

Being part of the project involves completing online surveys and/or participating in online or telephone interviews with a member of our team. Surveys will take approximately 30 minutes to complete, and interviews will take approximately 30-60 minutes. With your permission, we may contact you again with further questions.

What are the benefits of participating?

The project’s aim is to understand how people living in Tasmania are experiencing COVID-19, with findings made available to inform decisions and responses during the crisis and through recovery. We hope that study findings will be used to inform decision-making on COVID-19, to improve responses to major public health events in the future, and to support sound long-term social, economic and cultural policy development.

Can I register if I don’t have an email address?

Yes, you can. Please call (03) 6226 7542 and leave your name and phone number.

I am a migrant – can I register?

Yes, you can, we want to hear from you if you live in Tasmania.

What can I expect to happen next?

You will receive emails from The Tasmania Project team offering you the opportunity to take part in online or telephone surveys, and interviews. At that point in time you can choose to give your consent to participate, or you may choose not to participate in any or all of the research activities we contact you about. Your level of particpation will be up to you.

I am under 18 years of age, why can’t I register my interest in the project?

At the moment we only have permission to include adult participants in this project.

I do not currently live in Tasmania but I am interested in your project?

This project is about the experience and views of people currently living in Tasmania. If you are a Tasmanian not currently living in Tasmania but would like to share your thoughts on the Tasmanian experience with us please get in touch.

Why do you need to know my age, gender, education level and postcode?

Knowing this information will help us to ensure that we are reaching a representative sample of all Tasmanians so that we capture the experience and views of our diverse population.

Why do you need to know my age?

We want to hear from adults of all ages. Knowing the age of our participants will help us to ensure that we are talking to people across all age groups.

Why do you need to know my gender?

We want to hear from people of every gender. Knowing the gender of our participants will help us to ensure that we are talking to people across genders.

Why do you need to know my education level?

We want to hear from people across all education levels. Knowing your education level will help us to ensure that we are talking to people across all education levels.

Why do you need to know my postcode?

We want to hear from people living across Tasmania. Knowing your post code will help us to ensure that we are talking to people from all areas of Tasmania.

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