You are invited to take part in the field testing of an On-Line Learning Tool and on-line survey which we will be gathering as part of an evaluation of the learning content and format of a research project entitled “Improving Health Numeracy in Health Science Students and Professionals Through an Online Instrument” and funded by SSHRC. This project is led by professors Taras Gula (George Brown College) and Miroslav Lovric (McMaster University), with support from professor Joy Garmaise (George Brown College). 

What will I be asked to do? Your task will be to try out the HNP webapp by joining a pilot classroom on the application and completing a practice assignments and tests, then answer questions as part of a survey (or interview).

What data will be collected? You will need to provide your institutional email address and name so that we can confirm that you are a student of George Brown College in the Nursing program course. We will track your test results and your usage of the app during the data collection phase. After data collection has ended, we will produce a report which will not contain any information about your identity and only Joy Garmaise and Taras Gula will have access to the names and email addresses of participants. Data connecting you to the results and responses will be deleted from all documents except on the HNP webapp itself. Once we delete the classroom into which you will be registered all records of your participation will be deleted as well.

What choice do I have?
Participation is entirely voluntary. If you decide to participate, you may still withdraw any element of the participation by simply closing the browser and asking the Researchers to remove your data by deleting you from the class. 

How will the information collected be used?
Results will help us identify possible areas for improvement of the form and content of the webapp, and will be presented in written research reports and conferences.  

What do I need to do to participate?
Please read this Information Letter and be sure you understand its contents before you consent to participate. If there is anything you do not understand, or you have any questions about the ethics process, please contact the Principal Investigator Taras Gula at

If you have questions about the research process or need a test reset, please email Taras Gula: or Joy Garmaise: and one of us will help out as soon as we are able. 

If you would like to participate, please click the consent button below and you will be taken to a sign up form. Thank you for considering this invitation,

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This project has been approved by the George Brown College Research Ethics Board, Approval No. [6004309] and by the McMaster University Research Ethics Board, Approval No. [2016-226]