Important note concerning questions 1 and 2
- Complete this checklist before you start your research study.
- Send/give the completed and signed form to the Gollis University Research Institute (GURI) Research Ethics Committee.
- Keep a copy for your records.
Some intended studies involve research subjects who are particularly vulnerable or unable to give informed consent (see question 1).
Research involving participants who are in a dependent or unequal relationship with the researcher or research supervisor (e.g., the researcher’s or research supervisor’s students or staff) may also be regarded as a vulnerable group (see question 2).
If your study involves such participants, it is essential that you safeguard against possible adverse consequences of this situation (e.g., allowing a student’s failure to complete their participation to your satisfaction to affect your evaluation of their coursework).
This can be achieved by ensuring that participants remain anonymous to the individuals concerned (e.g., you do not seek names of students taking part in your study).
If such safeguards are in place, or the research does not involve other potentially vulnerable groups or individuals unable to give informed consent, it is appropriate to check the NO box for questions 1 and 2.
Please describe corresponding safeguards in the summary field.
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