Title: An invitation to the "Survey Concerning Sexual Violence and Harassment in Fieldwork Situations"

Dear colleagues

We are inviting you to complete an online survey mentioned above. The study is being conducted by a multidisciplinary research project team (Harassment in Fieldwork, HiF) led by Ruriko Otomo at Hokkaido University.

The purpose of the survey is to understand the actual situation regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment in fieldwork with a future aim to promote pre-fieldwork preparation and develop countermeasures.

It is bilingual (Japanese, English) and will be open during January 15 - February 15, 2022. It should take no longer than 3–30 minutes to complete.

If you have experience in collecting research data and materials first hand outside of the laboratory/office at your affiliated institution, your participation is most welcome.

We also encourage fieldworkers who haven't experienced sexual violence/sexual harassment to participate. It will take around 3-5 minutes to complete and your input will help provide valuable information not only for the betterment of the research environment for students and researchers undertaking fieldwork, but also for those who send their students to field sites.

Please click on the web link below to begin the survey. You are directed to read the preface of the survey in a web page. At the bottom of this page, you will find the web link for the online survey. (Please note the web link for the online survey will be accessible after 9:00 pm January 15).

Thank you for your cooperation in advance.





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