Research and Data Protection

What is the purpose of the study?  

This research aims to illuminate the relationships between gender inequality, the built environment, and urban planning and design, for getting practicable processes and best practices for future urban planning and (re-)design projects that build more inclusive cities.

Why you have been invited?  

The gained knowledge on gender-aware planning, public participation via workshops and gender walks, will help us to under the complexity of issues raised from spatial and sociological perspectives. Your perspectives, opinions and personal experience will help to fill the clear gap between policy and practice, intention and action, to provide support and critique for the ongoing City Centre Transformation Programme at Newcastle.

Has this study received ethical approval? 

This study follows Northumbria University’s ethics guidelines and has received ethical approval from Northumbria University Committee on 22/02/2022 [Ref: 44805/2022].

Who is the sponsor and data controller for this research? 

This research is funded by Northumbria Seed Fund. The university will be using information from you in order to undertake this study and will act as the data controller for this study. This means that Northumbria University is responsible for looking after your information and using it properly. The lawful basis for carrying out this study under GDPR is Task in the Public Interest, (Article 6,1e) as research is cited as part of the University’s duties.  

To safeguard your rights, the minimum personally-identifiable information will be used. You can find out more about how Northumbria University uses your information here. If you require further information, please contact the Data Protection Officer []. 

How will photo/video be used?

We often take pictures and videos at workshops and events to capture the day on social media, for reports and other promotions. The images, audio and/or video recordings of your activities made during this research will be used only for analysis and for illustration in publications and lectures. No other use will be made of them without your written permission, and no one outside the project will be allowed access to the original recordings.

How your personal data will be used? 

The information you provide will only be used for the purpose of research, or to contact you about future opportunities to participate in this research. It will not be used to make decisions about future services available to you. You will not be identifiable in any publication. 

Regarding the information we store…  

Information you provide that could identify you will be held securely with strict arrangements about who can access the information. More specifically, your recordings during interviews and focus groups will be anonymised and stored on encrypted, password-protected software and will be used for the purposes of this study only. All transcriptions will be anonymised. The original (non-anonymised) recordings will be stored on encrypted, password-protected software and destroyed at the end of this study (December 2022).

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