There are certain events in the system that will cause an email notification to be sent to you. Most often, these are notifications that a participant has signed up or cancelled their sign-up for your studies, but there are a few other cases where it may be used as well. The email address is also displayed to the participant when they view information about the study, in case they need to contact you with questions.
You have two choices for your email address. When you update your personal information, you will see a box where you may provide an alternate email address. If you provide such an address (this could be a Gmail account, for instance), this is the address where all notifications will be sent and will also be displayed to other users (including participants in your studies).
If you do not provide an alternate email address, the system will derive your email address from your username. Typically, it will add your organization’s Internet domain (if there is one) to the end of your user ID to form the address. For example, if your user ID is “jsmith” and your organization’s Internet domain is “yourschool.edu” then the system would save your email address as “[email protected]”.
In situations where the system is configured so you may enter an email address on this page, you will be asked to enter it twice, to ensure it is typed correctly.
In some cases, depending on how the system is configured, you will be required to provide an email address (which will be listed as “Email Address” instead of “Alternate Email Address”) and all emails to you will go to that address.