You are invited to take part in a research study. Before you decide, you need to understand why the research is being done and what it would involve for you. Please take the time to read the following information carefully. Talk to others about the study if you wish. Please ask us if there is anything that is not clear or if you would like more information. Take time to decide whether or not you wish to take part.
Who is organising and funding this study?
The project is funded by The University Partnership joint funding from Coventry University and University of Warwick. The project team has two researchers: Vishalakshi Roy (University of Warwick); Victoria Barker (Coventry University); and Coventry based award winning artist Mary Courtney.
What is the study about?
The Coventry Made Me project involves an online survey and the commission of a public art work. We are interested in the impact of Coventry on the creative identity of artists and creatives related to the city. Your responses will help to build a picture of what is unique about their creative identity and build a piece of digital art to celebrate it.
What would taking part involve?
The survey includes four questions and should take no more than 5 minutes.
Do I have to take part?
No. Participation in this study is completely voluntary and choosing not to take part will not affect you in any way. Once you have submitted your survey responses you will not be able to withdraw your data, because the survey is designed to be anonymous.
What are the possible benefits of taking part in this study?
The anonymised data will be used to create a commissioned art work, and may be used for scholarly journal articles in the future by the researchers in the project team.
What are the possible disadvantages, side effects or risks, of taking part in this study?
There are no known or anticipated risks to you as a participant in this study.
Expenses and payments
We are unable to reimburse you for your participation in the study.
Will my taking part be kept confidential?
- Your answers to the survey will be collected through an anonymous online form.
- The data will be stored on University of Warwick servers that are only accessible by the lead researcher.
- The research team will make sure that no individual can be identified from the data that is supplied. If the research team see that you have provided information that could potentially identify you, we will anonymise this before the data is stored.
- The research team will process the data to provide source material for the artist in the project. The data will not be shared beyond the project team and will not be transferred outside the EEA.
What will happen to the data collected about me?
We will be using information from you in order to undertake this study and will act as the data controller for this study. We are committed to protecting the rights of individuals in line with data protection legislation. The University of Warwick will keep survey responses for 10 years after the study has finished [until July 2030].
No identifiable data will be collected from you as part of this study. This means that once your responses have been submitted to the research team, it will not be possible to withdraw this data as your individual responses cannot be identified.
At the end of the survey you will be able to give us your name and email address if you are interested in finding out about the art work or the project more broadly. This is optional and you do not have to supply contact details. If you do choose to share contact details they will be stored separately from your responses to the survey questions, and will not be used as part of the research or art work. Results will be separated from names after one week from after which data will be anonymised.
However we need to let you know that if you choose to include anything in a free text field that might identify you individually, we will screen this before any data is used in the artistic phase of the project.
Your rights to access, change or move your information are limited, as we need to manage your information in specific ways in order for the research to be reliable and accurate. The University of Warwick has in place policies and procedures to keep your data safe.
This data may also be used for future research, including impact activities following review and approval by an independent Research Ethics Committee and subject to your consent at the outset of this research project.
What will happen if I don’t want to carry on being part of the study?
Participation in the survey is entirely voluntary. No identifiable data will be collected from you as part of the brief online survey. This means that once your responses have been submitted to the research team, it will not be possible to withdraw this data as your individual responses cannot be identified.
To safeguard your rights, we will use the minimum personally-identifiable information possible and keep the data secure in line with the University’s Information and Data Compliance policies.
What will happen to the results of the study?
The anonymised data will be used to create a commissioned art work, and may be used for scholarly journal articles and academic writing in the future by the researchers in the project team.
Who has reviewed the study?
This study has been reviewed and given favourable opinion by the University of Warwick’s Humanities and Social Science Research Ethics Committee (HSSREC):
Who should I contact if I wish to make a complaint?
Any complaint about the way you have been dealt with during the study or any possible harm you might have suffered will be addressed. Please address your complaint to the person below, who is a senior University of Warwick official entirely independent of this study.
Head of Research Governance
Research & Impact Services
University of Warwick
Tel: 024 76 522746
If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer, Anjeli Bajaj, Information and Data Director who will investigate the matter at: DPO@warwick.ac.uk.
If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data in a way that is not lawful you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).