Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for this study?

All gay or bisexual men aged 18 years or over who are Australian residents are invited to take part.

What is the purpose of the pilot survey?

This pilot survey will provide information to help us develop a new study that will be launched in late 2009. In the survey you will be asked to give your opinion on various topics and also to tell us which participation and feedback mechanisms you think would be the most appropriate and convenient for you.

How will the survey results be used?

The results from this pilot survey will be used to help us design the upcoming large-scale study. We will also use your survey responses to make decisions about the best way for the research team to communicate with study participants in the future.

The results from the large-scale study will be used to develop education campaigns and policy on specific health issues, as well as identify priority areas in the social and sexual lives of gay and bisexual men in Australia.

How many participants are required for the pilot survey?

We are seeking to recruit about 500 men from across the country for this pilot survey.

How long will it take?

The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete.

How do I exit if I decide to end the session but haven’t finished the survey?

To exit the survey you can simply close your browser window. The responses you have provided up to that point will be included in the analysis.

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Will I be paid for doing the survey?

No. There will be no payment provided to participants in this study.

What does the name mean?

Myriad is the classical Greek name for the number 10,000. This is the recruitment target for the full study due to be launched in late 2009. In English the word usually refers to an unspecified large quantity.

What type of study is it?

The Myriad Project will be a prospective cohort study. This type of study follows the same group of individuals over time and compares them for a particular outcome or endpoint.