In this post we will introduce you to what you need to consider to store, share and dispose of your research data securely.

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The security of research data is essential to protect against data loss, unauthorised access and change, disclosure and ensure compliance with institutional, funder, data provider and legislative requirements.

In this post we will explore the six principles for data protection when conducting research with human participants.

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The UK General Data Protection Regulation along with the Data Protection Act 2018 concerns the collection of, holding, processing…

In this post we explore what you need to know about data protection when conducting research with human participants.

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In , we have discussed how information sheets and consent forms/scripts are important supporting documents for your research study. Both contain information…

In this post we will look at additional considerations around research with potentially vulnerable groups and research in a language or format other than English.

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If your research will involve potentially vulnerable groups or will be conducted in a language or format other than English (i.e. British Sign Language or Braille) then there are a number of other…

In this post we will explore consent vs assent and what additional considerations you may have in obtaining assent where your research is with children and young people.

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Consent is the agreement to take part that is provided by your participant. If your participant is aged 16 years or older, we use the term consent but if they are under…

In this post we explore types of consent and best practice for constructing a written consent form.

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Once your participants have had the opportunity to review the information in your Participant Information Sheet (PIS), they may decide to take part in your study. …

In this post we will explore best practices for providing further information to participants after they have applied to your research study.

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This post is part of a series covering ethical issues relating to researcher participation and consent, the full series is linked at the end of this post and we recommend you read the…

In this post we will look at the recruitment of participants to your research study including approaching them and your research materials.

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An essential part of any research study that involves human participants is recruiting individuals to take part. …

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