Consent & Use
Below you will find the consent form and the CFP used for this project. The consent form was modified from versions used by Dr. Angel Nieves & Dr. Doreen Lee at Northeastern University.
On the IRB:
This project does not require IRB approval because it is an oral history project.
- Research means a systematic investigation, including research development, testing, and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge. Activities that meet this definition constitute research for purposes of this policy, whether or not they are conducted or supported under a program that is considered research for other purposes. For example, some demonstration and service programs may include research activities. For purposes of this part, the following activities are deemed not to be research:
- Scholarly and journalistic activities (e.g., oral history, journalism, biography, literary criticism, legal research, and historical scholarship), including the collection and use of information, that focus directly on the specific individuals about whom the information is collected.
For more information on the IRB, click here: https://oralhistory.org/information-about-irbs/
Please browse the consent for below!
Community Collaboration & Oral History Consent Form:
“How We Remember: Indigenous Perspectives on Archiving, Museums, and Community History”
PURPOSE: The purpose of this project is to interview Indigenous students, archivists, community historians, and curators about their work and the process of cultural preservation. The goal is to create a digital Omeka-S archive that highlights the work of Indigenous history-keepers, serving as a tool for both Indigenous communities and non-tribal institutions/scholars.
PROCEDURES: Interviewers will record participants’ stories using video or audio depending on the preference of the interviewee. Participants can choose to discuss any aspect of their lives and they may refuse to answer any questions. Two interviews will be conducted: a pre-interview (in which introductions are made and the project is explained more, with no recordings) and the actual interview (recording). Interviews have no time limit – most take an hour – but participants may take as long/ as little as they would like and are free to stop the interview at any time. The larger project seeks to promote decolonial and anti-oppressive oral history methodologies as it seeks ways forward through a co-creation and co-curation model with project partners. As the Omeka-S website is built, interviews will be stored in a Google drive.
FUNDING: Two honorariums have been received to support the project through Northeastern University as part of HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) and NULab. Interview participants will receive a $99 gift card for their participation (allowing time for processing/funding to land in the organizer’s account).
RISKS AND BENEFITS: Describing life experiences can be upsetting and emotionally difficult, while also empowering. The project will take the form of a public-facing Omeka-S website, however, all participants retain the right to request the removal of interviews and materials. Thank you for your participation and your willingness to share your historical memories, creative work, and/or knowledge with the project. By signing the form below, you are giving your permission to the interviewer (Claire Lavarreda) to interview you by video and/or audio recording and to use your interview as part of a research paper and/or project, which will be eventually incorporated into a publicly available online website.
Below are some options and acknowledgments. Please circle what feels most comfortable to you! I understand that:
a. The Interviewer may use my image, voice, and other personal characteristics in photographs or in videotapes, audiotapes, or other media in connection with the interview/my work (It will always be credited). I agree that the Interviewer may use, reproduce, exhibit, distribute, broadcast, and digitize my name, likeness, image, voice, recordings and transcripts, and any other contribution by me in the work, in whole or in part.
b. The Interviewer may only use my image, voice, and other personal characteristics in photographs or in videotapes, audiotapes, or other media with restrictions. (It will always be credited). I agree that the Interviewer may use, reproduce, exhibit, distribute, broadcast, and digitize my name, likeness, image, voice, recordings and transcripts, and any other contribution by me in the work, in whole or in part, with restrictions. i. Please list the restrictions below (Such as no photos, only audio, etc):
I understand that this release is binding on me and the interviewer. I HAVE CAREFULLY STUDIED THE ABOVE AND UNDERSTAND THIS AGREEMENT. I VOLUNTARILY AGREE TO PARTICIPATE. I HAVE READ THE ABOVE AGREEMENT AND MY SIGNATURE BELOW IS CONFIRMATION OF MY AGREEMENT AND PARTNERSHIP ON THIS PROJECT.
INTERVIEWEE: NAME (please print) ______________________________________________________
SIGNATURE ____________________________________________________________ Date___________________________ INTERVIEWER:
NAME (please print) ______________________________________________________
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