Consent and Participant Information Guidance

Content: Participant Information Sheet

The content of your Participant Information Sheet (PIS) should describe clearly what a potential participant should expect if they agreed to take part in your study. You should simply provide sufficient and appropriate information on which they can base an informed decision.

We would suggest that you consider covering the following areas in your PIS. These areas are designed to act as a framework, not a rigid template (remember one size doesn't fit all - only include what is appropriate for your research). You should also consider how your layout and language might help to optimise understanding (further guidance is provided in 'Style').

Select the headings below to find out more: