MedShelf.org is part of a research project conducted by students and faculty at the University of Michigan. The goal of the project is to help online medical support groups effectively use a wiki to collaboratively create useful resources. It includes content provided by members of several participating online medical support groups that is not reviewed by medical professionals.
If you represent an online medical support group that would like to participate in the study, please contact Derek Hansen (see contact information below).
The research project is conducted by Derek Hansen, Paul Resnick, and Sean Munson of the University of Michigan's School of Information. All contributions to MedShelf will be analyzed by the research team as part of the project. In addition, we will contact some contributors for voluntary interviews. The rights and privacy of individual members will be respected throughout. In conjunction with the University of Michigan's Institutional Review Board we have developed ethical guidelines to ensure your protection. You can view details of the study goals and our ethical guidelines.
If you have any questions or concerns about MedShelf or the research project, please don't hesitate to contact Derek Hansen via email at shakmatt ''at'' umich ''dot'' edu or via phone at 734-764-1008.