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Informed consent guidance

It is expected that informed consent will be gained from all participants in research. The IOE Research Ethics Committee will request to see information sheets and consent forms when you submit your application. If you do not intend to use these documents then this will need to be addressed in your ethics application. 

The links below give templates and further guidance for an information sheet and consent form suitable for adult participants and meeting GDPR regulations. It is good practice to have these on two separate documents. It should be noted that these are guidelines only; these documents need to be suitable for the audience that you are giving them to. An information sheet designed for research with children, for instance, will look quite different to the sort of information sheet you would give to professionals who you are interviewing.