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Neuroscience Research Australia is one of the largest research institutes in Australia dedicated to the study of the brain and nervous system.
We have an international reputation for research excellence.
Areas of research include:
Who is running the study?
The project is funded by the National Health & Medical Research Council. Partners in this study are:
What is the research study about?
The child car seat study is a research study looking at the factors that help or hinder proper child car seat use.
We are interested in the use of information sources about the correct use of child car seats. We are hoping that the study will help reduce the level of incorrect use of child seats and thereby reduce the risk of injury to children in the event of a crash.
The findings from the study will help us develop the best possible set of informational materials so that all children in Australia using car seats, such as the one you are planning to purchase, can travel as safely as possible.
Who can take part in this research study?
If you are planning to purchase * one of the two child car seats we are using in the study.
Whether or not you have experience with using child seats, we would love you to be involved.
*Please note: the study is only open to those who have not yet purchased one of these car seats.
What is involved?
If you are interested in this study, you can read the information sheet that provides more details about what is involved.
In a nutshell, if you participate, you will purchase the car seat online through a secure encrypted external commercial payment website (E-way). The prices of the two car seats match the lowest available online prices, for the respective seats, at the commencement of the study. If you find a lower price online and send us a current link to it, we will endeavour to match this price. After we have been notified of your payment, NeuRA will send you the car seat you have chosen and the study materials, within 5 days. Your payment details will not be made available to NeuRA or any party other than the payment website.
The study materials that you will receive with your child car seat are additional to what is normally included with the manufacturer’s instructions. They are compiled by experts in child safety. There are two sets of materials, focusing on different aspects of information about car seat use. You will be randomly assigned to receive one set of materials or the other. At the conclusion of the study you will have access to the information received by the other group.
Six months after you start using the car seat we will arrange a visit to your place so we can:
After the home visit, we will notify EWay, the secure external payment company and they will refund you $100 to the same account or credit card that you used to purchase the car seat.
Consent to be Contacted
To register to take part in this study, or just to find out more about it, you can do the following:
Research Team Contact
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