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Research Data Management (RDM)


If you plan to make your data openly available or to reuse/repurpose your data, you need to obtain consent from your study participants. This process involves two parts:

1. An information sheet that includes information about collecting and safeguarding the data including information about storage and reuse.

2. A consent form that explicitly asks participant if they agree to archiving, reuse and sharing of the data.

(Source: University of Toronto Libraries - Research Data Management - Consent Forms.)


Sample consent language:

“By participating in this research I hereby give consent for my *de-identified* information to be used for research purposes beyond this immediate project.”

(Source:  CARL - (Some) Research Data Management Best Practices )

Consent forms

Sensitive Data Toolkit for Researchers

Sensitive Data Expert Group. (2020, October 1). Sensitive Data Toolkit for Researchers Part 3: Research Data Management Language for Informed Consent. Zenodo. Licensed with CC-BY-NC 4.0

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