Funding for this research was provided by:
Jane ja Aatos Erkon Säätiö (Mobiiliteknologian kehityshanke)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-04-02
Received: 15 June 2018
Accepted: 21 March 2019
First Online: 2 April 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: When the research project began in 2013, there was no research ethics committee dedicated to educational research in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki. Therefore, ethics committee approval could not be granted before the research started and could not be obtained retrospectively. However, the research was carried out in accordance with the guidelines of the Declaration of Helsinki and the Finnish National Advisory Board on Research Ethics. Participants were informed by email of the purpose of the study and contact information. Participation in the study was voluntary and an informed consent was inquired in an electronic format from all the participants at the end of the online questionnaire. The principal investigator of the project (EP) oversaw data collection and anonymisation of the data into a form that did not include any information allowing the participants to be identified. This was particularly important because there were two students from the student cohort in the research group. The confidentiality and anonymity were guaranteed throughout the research and publication processes.
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