Share Your NI Covid-19 Lockdown Story

This is an image displaying citizens walking during exit-strategies of Northern Ireland in Arthur Square. There are Covid-19 signs and messages all around.
Arthur Square on 2020-08-28

NI Covid-19 Lockdown Voice Notes

On March 23, 2021, it will be one year in Northern Ireland that we have lived through multiple lockdowns, restrictive public measures, and social distance from one another due to Covid-19. This project aims at capturing the voice and reflections of the people living across Northern Ireland. An opportunity to present a unique viewpoint of your experience and changes incurred over the last year. This project is about you and having your voice heard.

Information provided may be published, included, or quoted (text and/or audio) in scholarly publications/projects such as a PhD thesis, journal article, web article, conference paper, creative projects or other. The final project(s) may be publicly exhibited.

Recordings should be between 90s ~ 5mins, you can redo the audio recording as many times as you like. Once satisfied, enter your details and the audio will be sent to a secure server where I only have access to the files to download. Follow the instructions by clicking the link below.


https://app.telbee.io/channel/wxjibn6pj54zttjc5qedsg


Ideas of topics but not limited to:

  • Memory
  • Place
  • Moment
  • Person
  • Change
  • Growth
  • Time
  • Experience

To know more about my overall Covid-19 research click here: https://georgiosvaroutsos.com/covid-19/


Consent to participation:

Submitting an audio file with your name and email address will be the acknowledgement to consenting your participation in the project. Here are the details of that consent.

1. I confirm that I have read, or had read to me, and understand the information sheet dated 15/10/2021, version ‘1.0’ for the above study. I have had the opportunity to ask questions and these have been answered fully.  
2. I understand that my participation is voluntary and I am free to withdraw up until two weeks after consent (dated/signed in-person or submitted online) has been given without providing any reason and without my legal rights being affected. Last date to submit any material is May 25, 2022.  
If you have submitted an audio recording and you wish to withdraw your audio data from this project, please contact me as soon as possible with your NAME and EMAIL address that you used to submit.
3. I understand the study is being conducted by researchers from Queen’s University Belfast and that my personal information will be held securely and handled in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018. Data is stored on the Queen’s University Belfast OneDrive (QUB OneDrive) and destroyed after 5 years. The account is protected by a 2-factor authenticator sign in. The Telbee account is password protected via NordPass which has two password protections, audio will be download from here and moved onto the QUB OneDrive for additional security, material will be destroyed after 5 years.  
4. I understand that data collected as part of this study may be looked at by authorized individuals from Queen’s University Belfast where it is relevant to my taking part in this research. I give permission for these individuals to have access to this information.  
5. I understand that the information I provide may be published, included, or quoted (text and/or audio) in scholarly publications/projects such as a PhD thesis, journal article, web article, conference paper, creative projects or other. The final project(s) may be publicly exhibited.  
6. I understand that what is discussed during the interviews may be all or partially used for a creative project that may be displayed in a public setting. However, if I disclose information that indicates that I am at risk of harming myself or others, or in danger of being harmed by someone else, the researcher is legally obliged to pass on this information to the relevant authorities.  
7. I understand interviews will be digitally recorded in audio format. By ticking this check box, you are permitting your contribution to be used for a creative project and publication (without your name attached). Given the uncertainty of the sample size of this study and creative use of one’s recorded voice, the recorded voice may be identified. I understand that participation is confidential and that you will not be named in any resulting publications. Nonetheless, it may still be possible for some to identify you on the based on the information you have provided.                                
8. I agree to take part in the above study. For online, submitting a recording is consent to participate in this study.  

Researcher Contact details

PhD Researcher: Georgios Varoutsos
Email: gvaroutsos01@qub.ac.uk

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