Informed Consent


This research is conducted by
Mindfulness Research Net and its partners (depending on the study)

The present research aims at better understanding psychological factors of mindfulness. We want to shed light on the the effects of mindfulness, on the pathways by which mindfulness conveys these effeccts and on how best to measure mindfulness. Individual studies may focus only on one ore two of the above mentioned aims.

Ethical approval
All studies presented on this website have been subjected to a review by the ethic board of the relevant institution. Only approved studies are being placed onto this research plattfom.

Requirements for participation
You should be 18 years or older to participate. Furthermore, you should feel psychologically healthy to a "normal " degree.

If you agree to participate in this research study, the following will occur:

You will be asked to complete the following short tasks:

You will be asked to fill out a series of questionnaires on personality, emotion, behavior, and demographic information. The researcher anticipates that your involvement will take between 20 to 30 minutes. You will be debriefed at the end of this study.

This study creates a minimal risk of loss of privacy. Privacy will be protected by keeping all data on a password-protected computer or in a locked cabinet and by not using names to label data. The researchers  will be the only people with access to the data.

There is also a risk that you may feel discomfort due to either the study procedure or the nature of the questionnaires; however, you are welcome to leave any question(s) unanswered and may decide to end your participation at any time. In addition, if you experience any distress after the study is completed, please do not hesitate to contact us directly here.

Data security
All of your responses will be anonymous. The research data will be kept in a secure location, used only for research purposes, and only the researchers will have access to the data. At the conclusion of the study, all identifying information will be removed.

Direct benefits
Most studies on this plattform offer a direct feedback on the parameters under investigation. Additionally, students may receive a testimonial that they participated in the study (course credit). There may be other benefits in certain studies which will be anounced on the start page of the respective study (such as a prize draw).

There will be no cost to you for participating in this research.

The alternative is not to participate in the research.

Questions and contact
If you have any questions about the study, please contact us here or directly send an email to Sebastian AT


PARTICIPATION IN THIS RESEARCH IS VOLUNTARY. You are free to decline to participate in this research study, or to withdraw your participation at any point, without penalty. Your decision whether or not to participate in this research study will have no consequences.

If you have questions about your participation or the present research study, please contact us here.

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