Funding for this research was provided by:
Sozialversicherung für Landwirtschaft, Forsten und Gartenbau
Received: 2 March 2020
Accepted: 30 July 2020
First Online: 27 August 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was approved by the Ethics Committee of the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (12.02.2019) and registered in the German Clinical Trials Register (DRKS00017078, ExternalRef removed. HTML&TRIAL_ID = DRKS00017078) on April 18th, 2019.Prior to their involvement, written informed consent for participation in the study will be obtained from all participants (insured persons, employees). SVLFG confirmed that informed consent document for the insured individuals will be stored securely at SVLFG. Informed consent documents of employees will be stored at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg. All participant information will be stored securely in locked file cabinets and/or password-protected with restricted physical access in a secured server at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg. All reports, data collection, and administrative forms will be identified exclusively by a study ID number assigned to each participant to maintain confidentiality. All records containing names or other personal identifiers, such as informed consent forms will be stored separately from study records identified by ID numbers. The list that links participant ID numbers to other identifying information will be stored in separate, password-protected files on external hardware with limited access.
: Not applicable.
: IT reports to have received fees for lectures/workshops in the e-mental-health context from associations and training institutes for psychotherapists. IT is project lead of the trial site GET.ON for the European implementation research project ImpleMentAll funded by the European Commission. DDE has served as a consultant to/on the scientific advisory boards of Sanofi, Novartis, Minddistrict, Lantern, Schoen Kliniken, Ideamed and German health insurance companies (BARMER, Techniker Krankenkasse) and a number of federal chambers for psychotherapy. DDE and MB are stakeholders of the GET.ON Institute for health training online, which aims to implement scientific findings related to digital health interventions into routine care. HB has received consultancy fees and fees for lectures/workshops from chambers of psychotherapists and training institutes for psychotherapists in the e-mental-health context.JF, JT, LB report no conflicts of interest.