Designing a Participant Information Sheet

Modified on Tue, 6 Jun, 2023 at 1:22 PM

The participant information sheet is an essential part of any ethics application for a study that will involve the recruitment of human subjects.

The Faculty Ethics Committee will expect you to attach your participant information sheet as an appendix to your low-risk or high-risk ethics application. You should also include a consent form.

Ensuring that your participant information sheet and consent form contain all of the information required is essential. Failure to submit these will result in your ethics application being returned without being considered.

The following information provide step-by-step guidance on the completion of a participant information sheet. Consider that all studies are different, so your information sheet needs to be appropriate for your proposed study.

Source: 2020. Participant Information Sheet Supporting Weight Management During COVID-19 (Swim-C) Study. [online] Available at: <> [Accessed 20 November 2020]. Published By: MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge.

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