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Faculty Ethics Assessment Committee – Humanities

Informed consent

Privacy and GDPR

The legal basis for any research involving humans will almost always be informed consent.

The documents below explain step by step the role of the AVG and how to properly draft information letters and declartations of consent.

Reading through these instructions and guidelines may result in obtaining approval more quickly.

  1. Brief instructions on Ethics and GDPR (version 1.0, Dec 2021)
  2. A brief roadmap on Informed Consent (version 1.0, Dec 2021)
  3. Guidelines on Informed Consent (version 1.1, Nov 2021)

Document templates

Informed consent is a crucial component of ethically responsible research.

The FEtC-H has standardised the documents for informed consent at relevant points.

  • For staff

For any research that needs to be assessed, you are required to use the information letter which conforms to one of the templates, adapted for your study, along with an associated declaration of consent.

You may find these documents on the FEtC-H intranet page.

  • For students

If your  research needs to be assessed (see brochure), you will need to request your supervisor to provide you with the documents concerned.

If your research does not need to be assessed, you may use these documents. You may also have a look at these documents to get an impression of what is required.