Page 1: Information for Participants & Informed Consent
We would like to invite you to take part in a research study conducted by the National Health Service (NHS) and London Metropolitan University. This information sheet outlines the purpose of the study and provides a description of your involvement and rights as a participant. Please read the information and contact the researchers if you have any questions, the contact details are at the bottom of this form. You will then be able to decide if you are interested in taking part in the study.
1. What is the research about?
The NHS is currently executing a COVID-19 vaccination programme. This research study seeks to understand the relationships between demographics, values, beliefs, attitudes, and barriers experienced by the population in relation to receiving or intention to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
2. Who can participate?
You are eligible to take part in this study if you are 18 years of age or older and a resident in Greater London.
3. Do I have to take part?
It is up to you to decide whether or not to take part. You do not have to take part if you do not want to. If you do decide to take part, continuing with this questionnaire will indicate your consent to participate. Everyone who completes the questionnaire and provides an email address will be entered into a prize draw with the chance of winning one of four £100 Aldi vouchers. If you do not wish to take part, please do not continue with this questionnaire.
4. What will my involvement be?
You are being asked to complete this questionnaire, which should take you between 5 and 10 minutes. In addition, we will ask if you would like to be contacted later to participate in a telephone interview about your attitudes toward the COVID-19 vaccines. Again, participation in the telephone interview is completely voluntary and does not affect your completion of the questionnaire and standing in the prize draw. If you are willing to participate in an interview you will be compensated for your time with a £20 Aldi voucher.
5. What will my information be used for?
Your information will exclusively be used for the research study described above. Your information and responses will not be used for any other purpose and will not be shared with anyone else. Only London Metropolitan University researchers will have access to your information and responses.
The results of this study may be published in scientific journals and at health and social care academic conferences. You will not be identified in any report or publication.
6. Will my taking part and my data be kept confidential? Will it be anonymised?
The records from this research study will be kept confidential. Only the researchers will have access to the data resulting from your responses. Your responses are anonymous – your name or any personal identifiers are not being requested. We are requesting your email address, so we can notify you if you are a winner in the prize draw of four £100 Aldi vouchers. Your response will be given a code and stored separately and securely from a file containing your email address. Any hard copies of research information will be kept in locked files at all times.
7. What if I have a question or complaint?
If you have any questions regarding this study please contact the lead researcher, Dr. Stephen Hills (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you have any concerns or complaints regarding the conduct of this research, please contact the Guildhall School of Business and Law’s Research Ethics Review Panel (RERP) chair Mesfin Habtom: email@example.com
I confirm that I have read and understood the information for the above study. I have had the opportunity to consider the information, ask questions and have had these answered satisfactorily
I understand that my participation is voluntary and that I am free to withdraw at any time without giving any reason
I understand that my personal involvement and my particular data from this study will remain strictly confidential. Only researchers involved in the study will have access
I understand that data resulting from my participation may be used for publications and academic conferences and that no personal information will be use in such cases
I confirm I am over 18 years old
I hereby fully and freely consent to participate in the study which has been fully explained to me