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Project Information

Purpose of the research. The project aims to develop an understanding of how Audio Augmented Reality (AAR) might be deployed within and around cultural institutions, cultural venues, heritage sites and domestic settings.

Nature of participation. Your participation in the research is voluntary and involves taking part in one or more engagement activities (see below), which seek to understand how interactive audio might be relevant to your own work.

Participant engagement. Your participation may include: (1) being interviewed, either in person (which will be recorded on an audio recorder) or via a teleconferencing application (which will be recorded from within the software application itself); (2) workshop activities, that include testing AAR prototypes and/or group discussions, that will be recorded on video, audio and photographically; (3) . being observed by the researcher (or recording yourself), documented on video and audio, while you are using and testing prototypes or (where relevant) undertaking everyday activities that are relevant to AAR (e.g. if you are a curator or sound designer). Data logs of your interactions with the technical prototypes may also be recorded. You will be able to decide, in discussion with the researcher, exactly which activities you wish to be involved in. Any in-person activities will be contingent on and follow current legislation and Government guidance on adapting activities to the COVID-19 situation.

Benefits and risks of the research. The data collected will contribute to the researcher’s PhD work and will help to shape future technologies and contribute to research publications and presentations. The studies involve the gathering of personal data and there is a risk that use of your data may identify you in research reports and publications. Data collected will be held in a secure and safe manner in accordance with the Data Protection Act (2018), including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR 2018).

Use of your data. Data gathered during the research will be used in supervision sessions, project meetings, project presentations and project reports. The results of the research may be disseminated via conference workshops, presentations, publications and the researcher’s thesis. All published data will be anonymous unless you specifically ask to be identified in publications and presentations.

Future use of your data. Your data may be archived and reused in future for purposes that are in the public interest, or for historical, scientific or statistical purposes. For example shaping the development of new technologies and contributing to research publications and presentations. Data will be stored on the researchers password protected personal computer and a secure digital environment provided by the University of Nottingham.

Mixed personal data The research will gather ‘mixed’ personal data, i.e., data that simultaneously involves multiple participants and/or is irreducibly social in nature. In this case, mixed personal data includes multi-party conversation recorded on audio or video, group photographs and video. We can only delete mixed personal data if all parties to it withdraw their consent. However, we will redact any data that identifies you in public presentations and reports of this research insofar as this is practicable and the data has not already been made public by yourself (e.g., posted on social media).

Procedure for withdrawal from the research You may withdraw from the study at any time and do not have to give reasons for why you no longer want to take part. If you wish to withdraw please contact the researcher who gathered the data. If you receive no response from the researcher please contact the School of Computer Science’s Ethics Committee. If you withdraw then your data will be excluded from subsequent use and deleted where possible (note that data – which is normally anonymous – cannot be deleted from publications).

Contact details of the ethics committee. If you wish to file a complaint or exercise your rights you can contact the Ethics Committee at the following address: cs-ethicsadmin@cs.nott.ac.uk

Researcher contact details
Name: Laurence Cliffe
Email: laurence.cliffe@nottingham.ac.uk