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Electronic Music-Making Survey


We are looking for participants for a research project on electronic musical instruments. On this page we present information about the project and what it means to participate.

What is this project about and why do you want me to participate?
This survey is part of the research project "Accessible Digital Musical Instruments - Improving Music Interfaces for Persons with Disabilities Using Multimodal Feedback and Artificial Intelligence" (VR International Postdoc Grant 2020-00343). This research focuses on music-making using data-driven methods and customization of interactive music systems. The purpose of the project is to investigate how multimodal feedback and AI tools can be used to widen participation in music-making with digital musical instruments.

This invitation to participate is sent to you since you are affiliated with a music organization or have subscribed to a music-related mailing list. You have been invited to participate in this survey because you have some music-making experience, particularly in the field of electronic music.

The entity principally responsible for this research is KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

How is the study conducted?
Participation in this study consists of replying to a set of questions about your electronic music practice. The estimated time for the survey is 10-15 minutes. Possible consequences and risks of participating in the study Research subjects will not be exposed to any risks.

What happens to my information/data?
The project will collect and register information about you using the Alchemer survey platform. We will store your replies to questions about your electronic music-making experience and expertise, access requirements and/or disabilities, and demographic information (age, gender, country of residence, nationality). We will also collect survey submission time, language used on your device, and http referrer. No IP-address or geo-location data will be collected.

The results of the study will be published in scientific conferences/journals and be pseudonymised (i.e. can not be traced back to you).

The Principle Investigator (PI) of the above-named research project, Dr Emma Frid, is responsible for ethical conduct and scientific integrity of the research and correct data handling, i.e. that the data of the participants are transferred and used in a secure setting, and that the use of the data is compliant with ethical and legal requirements. Your answers and your results will be processed so that unauthorized persons cannot get access to them. Only the PI will have full access to the data. Temporary access to data will be granted to collaborating researcher Dr Alon Ilsar at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia) through a link that will expire after the completion of the project.

The purpose of the collection of personal data is to collect information that will allow for the development of accessible music interfaces, thereby widening participation in music-making.

Data will be processed on a legal basis with the research subject's explicit consent, in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

You have the right to access the information about you that is collected in this survey free of charge and, if necessary, to get any errors corrected. You can also request that information about you is deleted and that the processing of your personal data is restricted. If you want to do so, please contact the person responsible for the project with your email address and telephone number.

The Data Protection Officer at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Robin Roy, (Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, Dataskyddsombud, Brinellvägen 8, 100 44 Stockholm) can be reached at, +46 8-790 87 52. If you are dissatisfied with how your personal data is processed, you have the right to file a complaint with the Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection, which is the supervisory authority. 

What happens with my data?
The PI Emma Frid (contact details below) is responsible for data storage and data processing.

You have the right to say no to the data being saved. If you agree to data being saved, you have the right to later withdraw (cancel) that consent. In that case, your data will be discarded. If you wish to withdraw consent, please contact the researcher in charge of the project with your email address and telephone number.

The data may only be used in the way you have given your consent to.

How do I get information about the results of the study?
You are granted the freedom of access to your individual data and/or the summarized results of the study if you want to learn about the results (this is, however, not required or mandatory).

Insurance and compensation
No compensation or insurance coverage is provided.

Participation is voluntary
Participation is voluntary and you can choose to cancel your participation at any time. If you choose not to participate or want to cancel your participation, you do not have to state why.

If you wish to cancel your participation, please contact the person responsible for the study (listed below).

Responsible for the study: 
Emma Frid 
Address: Lindstedtsvägen 3,100 44, Sweden
Phone: +33 7 86 27 45 00 
1. I agree to participate in this study *This question is required.
2. I agree that information about me is processed in the manner described above.  *This question is required.
3. I agree that my data is saved in the manner described above. *This question is required.