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Survey of Music Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Research survey: Music use during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Thank you for your interest in participating on our research. This survey is part of a research project looking into how people are using music during the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Music is an important part of daily life for people all over the world. We are interested in learning how people are engaging with music during these unusual and, for some, difficult circumstances. 

Participation in this survey is completely voluntary. You can withdraw your consent to participate at any time. Your answers will remain anonymous. We follow data protection policies as defined by the University of Jyväskylä to keep your data private.  You may review the data privacy notice for this research below, and provide your consent to continue with the survey at the bottom of this page.

University of Jyväskylä

1) Name and duration of the research
Survey of Music Use for Coping During the COVID-19 Pandemic. This is a one-time study, data-collection for which will be completed by December of 2021. 

2) Controller, scientist-in-charge and contact person
University of Jyväskylä, Seminaarinkatu 15, P.O. Box 35, 40014. Switchboard (014) 260 1211, Business ID 0245894-7. Data protection officer of the University of Jyväskylä:, tel. 040 805 3297.
Scientist in charge of the research:
Prof. Suvi Saarikallio; University of Jyväskylä; P.O. Box 35; FI-40014
Contact person(s): Dr. Emily Carlson;
Implementers of the research: Prof. Suvi Saarikalio, Prof. Petri Toiviainen, Dr. Henna Peltola, Dr. Emily Carlson, Dr. Margarida Baltazar, Dr. Will Randall, Johanna Wilson, Deniz Duman, and other members of and collaborators with the Centre for Interdisciplinary Music Research
Data will not be transferred to other parties. Transfer of data outside the EU or EEA and appropriate safeguards. No data will be transferred outside of the EU or EEA.

3) Background and purpose of the research
The purpose of this research is to explore the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on uses of and engagement with music. The current survey is intended to clarify the role of music in participants' daily lives and particularly as a means for coping with stress and feelings of isolation. The survey also explores the uses of technology for musical engagement during the current pandemic. 

5) Practical implementation of the research
The research is implemented using an online survey that will be disseminated to participants through social media and e-mail lists. Those who receive the survey are free to choose whether or not to participate in the survey. Participants can withdraw their consent at any time.

6) Potential Benefits and disadvantages to subjects
The research produces information that may be beneficial to researchers in recommending ways to use music as an effective coping tool during the pandemic and other crisis circumstances. No disadvantages to subjects are foreseen at this time. 

7) Data protection
The data collected during the research and the research results are processed confidentially in compliance with the data protection legislation. It will not be possible to identify participants from the research results, clarifications or publications.
The following have been considered when designing the research:
- There is a designated person or a group of persons responsible for the research;
- Data is used only for purposes of historical or scientific research
- Internal actions of the controller and the processor in order to prevent unauthorised access to personal data
- Data secured working environments (systems) and services related

Direct identifiers (name, home or work address, e-mail, likeness in the form of photo or video) are not collected as part of this survey. Participants may optionally give their e-mail to sign-up for follow-up participation, but these will be collected and stored separately from the survey data to protect anonymity. 

8) Research results
The research may result in scientific publications, conference and seminar presentations, and teaching. 

9) Research costs and financial clarifications
Participation in the research will not result in any costs to the research subjects. The research is supported financially by the work contracts of the researchers involved, and through the Academy of Finland project 316912.
The research subject has the right to cancel his/her consent if the processing of personal data is based on consent.
A research subject has the right to lodge a complaint to the office of the Data Protection Ombudsman if the research subject considers that the processing of personal data relating to him/her infringes the valid data protection legislation. (Read more at Read more about your rights:

10) Storage and archival of personal data
Participants’ data is stored using the webroprol interface in an account accessible only by the researcher using a username and password, until data collection is complete, which will be no later than December 2021. Thereafter data is stored on a private, password-protected disk image on the university-issued laptop of the scientist in charge. Data will be archived upon completion of data analysis.  

11) Implementing the rights of data subjects
If you have questions on the rights of data subjects, please contact the University’s data protection officer. All requests concerning the implementation of the rights must be submitted to the Registry Office of the University of Jyväskylä. Registry Office and Archive, P.O. Box 35 (C), 40014 University of Jyväskylä, tel. 040 805 3472, email: kirjaamo(at) Visiting address: Seminaarinkatu 15, Building C (the Main Building), 1st floor, room C 140.