Research participants required – smart money project phase 2 ‘Consumer digital wallet and money management study’

We would like to invite you to participate in Smart Money: Precision Data Management for Central Bank issued Digital Currencies Project Phase Two.

What is the purpose of the study?

Smart Money: precision data management for Central Bank issued Digital Currencies (CBiDCs) project will investigate the data management, governance and social utility challenges concerned with how UK central banks, government agencies, and citizens can make effective use of distributed ledger enabled CBiDCs. It will offer insights and recommendations into the design of current and novel digital ledger infrastructures that are grounded in worked examples of use, evaluate their likely potential impact and value and identify to whom these issues should be of concern to and work alongside users to ensure that design solutions meet their needs.

Phase 2 study will focus on data collection to establish the scope of the social utility for the project, precisely to investigate and understand the digital transactions of everyday consumers.

What will happen to me if I take part?

If you decide you would like to take part, you would be asked to attend a workshop at Brunel University London lasting up to 90 minutes. Non-cash payment in the form of Amazon UK £15 gift certificate will be given to each participant. At the workshop, you will be asked to take part in a prototyping activity with another participant where you will be asked to interact with the ‘Follow the Money’ prototype. Participants will be asked to comment on or design how the prototype could be improved or enhanced.

The workshop will be video recorded.

Do I have to take part?

As participation is entirely voluntary, it is up to you to decide whether or not to take part. If you do decide to take part you will be given this information sheet to keep and be asked to sign a consent form. If you decide to take part you are still free to withdraw at any time and without giving a reason. Your right to withdraw at any time from the project will in no way influence or adversely affect you if you are a Brunel University London Student.

Who is organising and funding the research?

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). 

Who has reviewed the study?

This study has been reviewed by College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences Research Ethics Committee, Brunel University London, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, UB8 3PH, United Kingdom.

What will happen to the results of the research study?

The results will be summarised and reported to project funders and results may be submitted for publication in an academic or professional journal or conference. You will not be identified in any report/publication.

How can I obtain further information about the study?

If you have any questions about the study please contact Dr Makayla Lewis, Research Fellow, Brunel University London makayla.lewis@brunel.ac.uk

How can I take part in the study?

If you would like to take part in the study please contact Dr Makayla Lewis, Research Fellow, Brunel University London makayla.lewis@brunel.ac.uk

Advertisements

[Closed] Research participants required – smart money project phase 1

We would like to invite you to participate in Smart Money: Precision Data Management for Central Bank issued Digital Currencies Project Phase One.

What is the purpose of the study?

The ‘Smart Money: precision data management for Central Bank issued Digital Currencies’ (CBiDCs) project will investigate the data management, governance and social utility challenges concerned with how UK central banks, government agencies, and citizens can make effective use of distributed ledger-enabled Central Bank issued Digital Currencies (CBiDCs). It will offer insights and recommendations into the design of current and novel digital ledger infrastructures that are grounded in worked examples of use, evaluate their likely potential impact and value and identify to whom these issues should be of concern to and work alongside users to ensure that design solutions meet their needs. This Phase 1 study will focus on data collection to establish the scope of the social utility for the project, and more precisely, to investigate and understand the digital transactions of everyday consumers.

Why have I been invited to participate?

The completed research will help us to gain an understanding of digital transactions used by everyday consumers. You were chosen to take part in the study because of your experience of carrying out digital transactions.

Do I have to take part?

As participation is entirely voluntary, it is up to you to decide whether or not to take part. If you do decide to take part you will be given a Participant Information Sheet to keep and be asked to sign a consent form. If you decide to take part you are still free to withdraw at any time and without giving a reason.

What will happen to me if I take part?

If you decide you would like to take part, you would be asked to complete a 10-day diary and attend one follow up interview at Brunel University London or via Skype lasting up to 60 minutes. Travel expenses will be available. Non-cash payment in the form of Amazon UK £40 gift certificate will be given to each participant.

The diary will ask you to give your name, age range, employment status, and household financial relationships. Followed by a detailed account of each transaction you make: date, time, purchased, cost, payment type, payment method, payment device, and how did you feel after the transaction. The diary is available in four different formats: tick-box questionnaire, email, voice recording, or SMS. You can decide which format you would use. During the follow-up interview you will be asked about your completed diary and your understanding and use of digital money. The interview will be audio recorded.

What do I have to do?

You will be required to complete a 10-day diary that details every transaction you make. You will be required to attend a follow-up interview at Brunel University London or via Skype lasting up to 60 minutes.

Who is organising and funding the research?

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). 

Who has reviewed the study?

This study has been reviewed by College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences Research Ethics Committee, Brunel University London, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, UB8 3PH, United Kingdom.

What will happen to the results of the research study?

The results will be summarised and reported to project funders and results may be submitted for publication in an academic or professional journal or conference. You will not be identified in any report/publication.

How can I obtain further information about the study?

For more information please read Participant Information Sheet. If you have any questions about the study please contact Dr Makayla Lewis, Research Fellow, Brunel University London makayla.lewis@brunel.ac.uk

How can I take part in the study?

If you would like to take part in the study please contact Dr Makayla Lewis, Research Fellow, Brunel University London makayla.lewis@brunel.ac.uk