Page 1: Project Information

You are being invited to take part in a research study. Before providing your consent to take part, it is important that you understand what the study is about and what it will involve. Please take the time to read the following information.

This study is part of a research project for my MSc in Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health at the University of Bristol. I am looking at what motivates adults to do different types of exercise.

Taking part involves completing an online questionnaire which should take approximately 15 minutes. The questions will cover the kinds of exercise you do and your motivations.

It is up to you whether you decide to take part and you will be given the opportunity to provide your consent below. If after submitting your answers you change your mind, you can contact the researcher (details below) to request that your information is deleted without giving a reason. However, this might not be possible once the data have been anonymised (identifying information removed) and analysed.

Data is being collected using Online Surveys, which is fully compliant with UK Data Protection requirements. The information you give will be made anonymous, and stored in a secure online storage facility at the University of Bristol. All data will be deleted once I have graduated.

The anonymised results of this study will be used in my final research report and may be written up as a research paper. If you would like to receive a summary of the findings, please email gs12657.2012@my.bristol.ac.uk.

This study has been given ethics approval from the CENHS Research Ethics Committee at the University of Bristol. If you would like further information, please contact gs12657.2012@my.bristol.ac.uk. If you are unhappy about the way in which this research is being conducted, you can contact my supervisor through Andrea Osborn at 0117 954 6758 or A.L.Osborn@bristol.ac.uk.

Thank you for taking the time to read this information.

Please see a consent form below and confirm that  you agree with each of the following statements.

1.1. I have read and understand the above information about the study and I agree to complete the survey.
2.2. I understand that my participation is voluntary, that I do not have to take part unless I wish to do so and that I can withdraw my data by contacting the researcher until the data have been analysed.
3.3. I understand that any files containing information about me will be made anonymous, will be treated as confidential, stored on password protected computers and destroyed once I have graduated.
4.4. I understand that information collected will be used only for the purpose of research and my consent is conditional upon the University complying with its duties and obligations under the Data Protection Act.
5.5. I consent for the data I provide (anonymised with no link to my identity) to be included in reports and publications.