Data Protection Rights: Research Report

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[PROJECT TITLE]PARTICIPANT INFORMATION SHEETYou are being invited to take part in research on [RESEARCH SUBJECT]. [NAME], [POSITION] atCoventry University is leading this research. Before you decide to take part it is important you understandwhythe research is being conducted and whatit will involve. Please take time to read the followinginformation carefully.What is the purpose of the study?The purpose of the study is to [SUMMARISE THE RESEARCH FOCUS AND AIMS. IF THERE ISMORE THAN ONE PURPOSE TO THE STUDY, EACH MUST BE SPECIFIED SO THATAPPROPRIATE AND EXPLICIT INFORMED CONSENT CAN BE OBTAINED]Why have I been chosen to take part?You are invited to participate in this study because you [REASONS].What are the benefits of taking part?By sharing your experiences with us, you will be helping [NAME] and Coventry University to betterunderstand the [KEY RESEARCH FOCUS].Are there any risks associated with taking part?This study has been reviewed and approved through Coventry University’s formal research ethics procedure.There are no significant risks associated with participation.[IF THERE ARE ANY SIGNIFICANT RISKS,THESE MUST BE SPECIFIED]. Do I have to take part?No – it is entirely up to you. If you do decide to take part, please keep this Information Sheet and completethe Informed Consent Form to show that you understand your rights in relation to the research, and that youare happy to participate. Please note down your participant number (which is on the Consent Form) andprovide this to the lead researcher if you seek to withdraw from the study at a later date. You are free towithdraw your information from the project data set at any time [DELETE AS APPROPRIATE] until thedata are destroyed on [ENTER DATE]/until the data are fully anonymised in our records on [ENTERDATE]. You should note that your data may be used in the production of formal research outputs (e.g.journal articles, conference papers, theses and reports) prior to this date and so you are advised to contact theuniversity at the earliest opportunity should you wish to withdraw from the study. To withdraw, pleasecontact the lead researcher (contact details are provided below). Please also contact the Research SupportOffice [INSERT IN BRACKETS HERE THE EMAIL ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF THEFACULTY RESEARCH SUPPORT OFFICE OR EQUIVALENT IN YOUR DEPARTMENT, URC ORFACULTY – E.G. FOR FBL, THIS WOULD BE email; telephone+44(0)2477658461] so that your request can be dealt with promptly in the event of the lead researcher’sabsence. You do not need to give a reason. A decision to withdraw, or not to take part, will not affect you inany way.What will happen if I decide to take part?You will be asked a number of questions regarding [BRIEFLY DESCRIBE THE KINDS OF DATA YOUWILL REQUIRE]. The questionnaire/interview/focus group [DELETE AS APPROPRIATE] will take placein a safe environment at a time that is convenient to you. Ideally, we would like to audio record yourresponses (and will require your consent for this), so the location should be in a fairly quiet area. Thequestionnaire/interview/focus group [DELETE AS APPROPRIATE] should take around [SPECIFYLIKELY TIME DURATION] to complete.Participant Information Sheet

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