UKEOF Study of Motivations in Citizen Science
The Universities of Reading, York and the West of England (UWE) are conducting research into motivations for participation in Citizen Science in the UK. This research is funded by the UK Environment Observation Framework (UKEOF).
We define environmental 'Citizen Science' as the participation of non-professional volunteers in professional science projects relating to the environment.
What would you like me to do?
We would like you to complete the following survey. Importantly, there are no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ answers – we do not mind what you say, we will just be very interested to hear what you think.
If you have any questions, please get in touch with Glyn Everett (details below). Please remember this is voluntary – if you take part you will help us a lot, but if you do not want to take part then this will be okay and will not affect you in any way.
What will happen to the information I give you?
All information collected will be stored securely. Any data used will be anonymous. Because of this anonymity, we will not be able to remove your data after you submit it. The research findings will be used in a publication for UKEOF and academic articles.
What happens next?
If you are happy to be involved, please complete the survey.
Thank you for reading this information. Please ask any questions if you are not sure about what is written here.
Survey developer: Dr Glyn Everett, UWE (Frenchay), Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, BS16 1QY.
Tel: 0117 3283023 Email: email@example.com
This investigation was granted ethical approval by the UWE ethics committee. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: Secretary of the Faculty of Environment and Technology Research Ethics Committee, UWE (Frenchay), Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, BS16 1QY
Tel: 0117 32 81170 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I have read and understood the information above. The aims and methods of the research have been clearly explained to me. I am happy for the information I provide to be used by the project team.
I understand that submitting my data will be considered my consent. I understand that due to the anonymity of the data, I will not be able to ask for my contribution to be removed after I have submitted.
If you have any concerns or questions, please contact Glyn Everett on email@example.com.