The TSRF recognises the need to collate resources that can help third sector researchers think about ethical questions and good ethics. This page links to resources on the topic that may be of interest to third sector researchers.
TSRF Guide to applying ethical research principles
This guide meets a need identified by Scotland’s Third Sector Research Forum (TSRF) for a resource to support research active third sector organisations to navigate ethical considerations.
Good practice in sharing research data
This brief 3-page guide is for people who undertake and commission research in the third sector – and are interested in sharing your own or other people’s research data. This guide might also be of interest to academics.
YouthLink Scotland’s Research Ethics Policy
YouthLink Scotland has published their Research Ethics Policy which includes example templates for risk assessment, data processing, consent and information forms.
- In this short video, Noreen Grant, a PhD student with the University of Highlands and Islands talks to potential research participants about what her research is about and why they are being asked to consider participating. This is an example of a different way of communicating about informed consent as opposed to the usual written information.
- The videos below introduce the Disability Research on Independent Living & Learning Ethics Committee and their model of ethical approval.
Informed consent resources
Research interview participant information
This is an example of a research interview participant information sheet that has been written by Noreen Grant when she was undertaking her PhD at the University of Highlands and
Research interviewee consent form
This is an example of consent form to obtain consent to participate in a research interview. This was written by Noreen Grant when she was undertaking her PhD at the