Information for Participants

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The Collaborative Community Research Center (CCRC) Repository is dedicated to ensuring the data collected is shared ethically, securely and with respect for participant privacy, autonomy and well-being of participants and the communities in which they belong.

CCRC Research Repository Consent

This video provides participants with information on their consent rights to participate in the CCRC Repository.

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What is a research repository?

A research repository is a collection of data from many individuals that is stored and released to future researchers. A research repository involves:
  • Collection of information from many individuals
  • Storage of the data and
  • Release of that data to qualified researchers to answer questions.
Participation involves providing information about you. In the enrollment form you can select the level of information you would like to provide.
Participation in research is voluntary. You may withdraw from the study at any time without penalty or loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled. Visit Withdrawing from the CCRC Repository to withdraw.

How do I participate?

Enrollment will take about 30 minutes.

Who should I call if I have questions or problems?

Richard J. Ricard, PhD LPC-S, Associate Dean & Professor, Counseling & Educational Psychology, is in charge of the Community Research Center (CCRC) Repository. You may call Dr. Ricard at 361.825.2731 or email at with questions at any time during the study.

You may also call Texas A&MUniversity-Corpus Christi Institutional Review Board (IRB) with questions or complaints about this study at or 361.825.2497. The IRB is a committee of physicians, statisticians, researchers, community advocates, and others that ensures that a research study is ethical and that the rights of study participants are protected.