at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We are collecting data for research purposes and for a documentary film, so we gather only a minimum of personal data (name and email address or telephone number) to record consent. This information will be stored securely and separately from any interview or documentary footage collected. Your personal data will be processed and handled in accordance with European legislation, including the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679. Access to personal data will be highly restricted (project researchers only), and no attempt will be made to link personal data to interview responses. Ten years after the completion of the project, your personal data and the research data will be erased. Your and your child’s answers to the questions on the survey will be tagged with an anonymous identifier made up of letters and numbers.
What will happen to the information you and your child give? The responses from your child will become part of a securely stored database and may also be used in a documentary film, along with data from other participants. The research team will use this data for research related to documentary filmmaking techniques and sensory ethnography (a type of documentary film that places emphasis on the senses). The footage of your child may or may not be included in a documentary film that will be screened publicly. If you would rather your child not appear in any public screenings of the documentary film, you can contact email@example.com with your request up to 6 weeks prior.
What will happen to the results? It is expected that the results of this study will be published in an academic article for the purpose of a PhD qualification, as well as on the project website. After the project has finished, anonymised data may be made available to other researchers, but only once we have ensured that it is not possible to identify any individual person from it. The documentary footage will also be used to create a cinematic film that will be displayed publicly at various film festivals. You and your child will be invited to a private screening 8 weeks prior to any public screenings and will be given an opportunity to withdraw.
What are the possible disadvantages of taking part? We don’t envisage any negative consequences for you or your child in taking part.
What if there is a problem? At the end of their participation, we will discuss with the children how they found the experience and how they are feeling. If they feel distressed, we will talk to their club coach/trainer. If you have any issues, you should contact the UCC research team (details below). We can provide contact information for support services.
Who has reviewed this study? Approval has been given by the UCC Social Research Ethics Committee, and all members of the research team visiting schools have been Garda vetted.
Any further queries? If you need any further information, you can contact:
Dan O’Connell (Lead Researcher): firstname.lastname@example.org, 0833348285
If you agree to allow your child(ren) to take part in the study, please fill out the attached consent form. If you have more than one child participating, you will be able to add their names at the bottom of the consent form.