We are always looking for new participants! Please help us out and be a part of the making of science by registering your child to participate.
Your little ones will come and take part in fun studies that allow us to unlock the secrets of the young mind. This will be done in a safe, clean, and exciting environment, where your little one will become a young scientist for a while!
If you are interested in helping out, or have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can fill in the form below, phone us at (01865) 483 676 (please leave a message), email us at email@example.com or even contact us on Facebook or Twitter. If you are not local to Oxford, you can still register to join our mailing list for online studies!
Participant Information Sheet
Developmental Psychology Study: From early speech perception to lexical acquisition
What is the purpose of the study?
Why have I been invited to participate?
Parents/guardians of children aged between 0-to-5-years-old can sign up to join our database. When we have a study for your child's age range, we would then contact you to see if you are still interested in taking part.
What are the possible benefits of taking part?
What should I do if I want to take part?
What will happen to the results of the research study?
Who is organising and funding the research?
Who has reviewed the study?
Contact for Further Information
This Privacy Notice provides information on how Oxford Brookes University (Oxford Brookes) collects and uses participant’s personal information when you take part in one of our research projects. Please refer to the research Participant Information Sheet for further details about the study and what information will be collected about you and how it will be used.
Oxford Brookes is the Data Controller of any data that you supply for this research. This means that we are responsible for looking after your information and using it lawfully. We will make the decisions on how your data is used and for what reasons.
Why do we need your data?
We need your and your child's data to sign you up to join our Babylab database. Once you are registered in the database, you will be invited to take part in studies on language and cognitive development in infancy and early childhood.
The legal basis for collecting this Personal Data:
Public task: your Personal Data will be used in academic research. Oxford Brookes University is a public body and staff and students carry out research in line with the University’s legal powers and constitution.
Your consent is an ethical requirement.
Oxford Brookes University’s legal basis for processing your Personal Data (or information) is as set out in Art 6 UK GDPR.
What type of data will University use in this research?
As part of this research, we will collect different types of data, such as questionnaires, eye-tracking data, video material and contact data. This includes:
· Contact details of the parent or guardian (i.e., email)
· Languages heard/spoken at home
· Parents’ educational attainment
· Household income
· History of Language Problems
· Date of birth
· Gestational age
· Problems at birth
· Ear Infections
· Developmental disorders
We will also collect quantitative data about words that your child understands/says. Data will be analysed and publish in journals. Your child will not be identifiable from any of our published findings. Anonymous data files will be used for academic archiving and stored using RADAR. This archive is not publicly available and data will be used only for academic (rather than commercial) use. A summary of the results will be available on our website and social media.
Will the University share your data?
The research will be read within the University and where it is intended that it is published and it may be seen by members of the public. The University will use Google services (e.g. Google Drive) to process your data securely. There is additional information about this in the Participant Information Sheet. Appropriate safeguards will be put in place to make sure that your child’s privacy is protected.
Will OBU transfer my data outside of the UK?
Yes, Google uses EU based data centers for data storage. For more information, please see https://policies.google.com/privacy.
What rights do I have regarding my data that OBU holds?
• You have the right to be informed about what data will be collected and how this will be used
• You have the right of access to your data
• You have the right to correct data if it is wrong
• You have the right to ask for your data to be deleted within one week of taking part in the study
• You have the right to restrict use of the data we hold about you within one week of taking part in the study
• You have the right to object to Oxford Brookes using your data within one week of taking part in the study
Your rights will depend on the legal ground used to process your data
Where did Brookes source my data from?
Some of the information about your child will come from you and some will be generated during the course of the research.
Are there any consequences of not providing the requested data?
There are no consequences of not providing data for this research. It is purely voluntary. If you like to withdraw part way through the research, the Participant Information Sheet includes this information. It may be that some of the data that you have provided has already been used in the research. If you would like more information about this, you should feel free to contact the research team.
Will there be any automated decision making using my data?
There will be no use of automated decision making in scope of UK Data Protection and Privacy legislation.
How long will Brookes keep your data?
Data generated in the course of research is kept securely electronic form for at least ten years after the project has ended in accordance with University’s policy. After this point, all data files will be permanently deleted from OBU.
Fully anonymised research data will be stored in the RADAR repository to be shared with other researchers. The anonymised data will not include any identifiable information (e.g. date of birth, postcode, etc.) or video/voice recording.
Whom can I contact if I have concerns about:
In the event of any questions about the research study, please contact the research team in the first instance (Dr Nayeli Gonzalez-Gomez: firstname.lastname@example.org). Their contact details are listed on the Participant Information Sheet. If you have any concerns about the way in which the study has been conducted, please contact the Chair of the University Research Ethics Committee at email@example.com. For further details about information use contact the Information Security Management team on firstname.lastname@example.org or the Data Protection Officer at email@example.com. You can also contact the Information Commissioner’s Office via their website ico.org.uk.
About Data Protection:
You can contact the Information Compliance team at firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 01865 485420 or write to the Information Compliance Team at Oxford Brookes University Gipsy Lane Headington Oxford OX3 0BP. We deal with any queries or concerns about how Data Protection law has been applied or if you wish to access your rights as a data subject. You can email the Data Protection Officer at: email@example.com in the alternative or you can contact the national regulator via https//: ico.org.uk if you want to contact an organisation which is independent from the University.