Audio and visual recordings
Are there special requirements if I want to record my participants?
Your participants will need to be told that you intend to record them and should be free to decline this aspect of the research unless participation isn’t possible without you recording them (in which case they will not be able to participate). You should your state your intention to record participants in your Information Sheet and may wish to seek explicit consent for recordings in the consent form.
You must delete all recordings following completion of the research unless you have explicit consent from your research participants to keep the recordings for future use. You will need to use the Appendix Form One: Use, retention & reuse of participant contributions form. Note that this is a template consent form specifically for this purpose, and can be amended as necessary to suit your project.
What are the review and best practice requirements for videoing individuals outside the College to create material for use in teaching?
This is not a research issue and as such is not under the remit of the College Research Ethics Committee. However, the Legal Compliance team recommend the use of the template Appendix Form One: Use, retention & reuse of participant contributions.
If recording is taking place in another organisation then they must give permission for this and the appropriate forms to use and approach procedure should be agreed with them.