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Dear participant,

Thank you for your interest in our study. With your help, we would like to learn more about the impact the COVID-19-pandemic (coronavirus) has on the lives of individuals – how it has affected your mood, how you have been coping and how this will change over time. Some of our questions may not seem to be directly related to the coronavirus pandemic at first glance. These will allow us to find out to what extent general attitudes and strategies have an impact on the experience of and coping with the current situation. By participating in this study, you will enable us to better understand how we all react in situations such as this, in order for us to be better equipped to deal with the current and future situations as individuals as well as societies.

If you agree to participate in this international study, we will ask you to provide us with information regarding yourself and your living conditions. This will take approximately 20 - 25 minutes. Then, we will contact you in intervals of five weeks for another five questionnaires.
It would be great if you continued participating until the end. Should you be unable to participate in individual questionnaires, you can simply resume your participation the next time we contact you.

All data will be collected and processed anonymously for scientific purposes. At no time can your answers be traced back to your identity. Data collection complies with the European General Data Protection Regulation. You may discontinue your participation in this study at any time without stating a reason and without any personal disadvantages. Please do consider, however, that your data is more valuable for research the more complete it is.

In order for you to be reminded to participate in the weekly questions, your e-mail address will be requested. This address will be stored separately from your other data so that this, too, cannot be used to trace your answers back to your identity. All e-mail addresses will be deleted after termination of the study.

Responsible project coordinators:

Prof. Dr. Uli Sann
University of Applied
Leipziger Straße 123
36037 Fulda

Dr. Emily Frankenberg
University Hospital Frankfurt 

Children's Hospital
60596 Frankfurt

Prof. Dr. Stephan Bongard
Th.-W.-Adorno-Platz 6
60323 Frankfurt

Project coordinator: Charlotte Motherby (M. Sc. Psych.), Goethe-University, Frankfurt

Should you have questions regarding the study you may contact the following persons:

Prof. Dr. Uli Sann: thecoronastudy@hs-fulda.de

Dr. Emily Frankenberg: emily.frankenberg@kgu.de

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