ReDNet Legal highs study - Survey

You have been invited to participate in a survey as part of the Rednet legal highs study.  You should only participate if you want to; choosing not to take part will not disadvantage you in any way. Before you decide whether you want to take part, it is important for you to understand why the research is being done and what your participation will involve.  Please take time to read the following information carefully and discuss it with others if you wish.  Ask us if there is anything that is not clear or if you would like more information.

Legal highs are a class of relatively new drugs being used for recreational purposes, often as legal substitutes for more common illicit drugs, and are widely available on the Internet. These include for example, Mephedrone, Spice, GBL, and Salvia divinorum, that are, or were when they emerged, not controlled by relevant drug legislation. Despite increased popularity, there is still a gap in the availability of reliable and relevant scientific and health information about these new substances.

The aim of the ReDNet project is find better ways of providing information about legal highs to professionals using new technologies (e.g., SMS, social networking, online applications). However, in order to develop something successful and useful we need input from our potential users, so the aim of this survey is to find out what might work best for you.

All of your responses to the survey will be anonymous and confidential, and will be stored securely for the next four (4) years and only be accessible by members of the research team. This study complies with the Data Protection Act 1998.

If you agree to take part in this short survey (it takes about 10 minutes to complete) this will be taken as consent to participate. Please keep a copy of this information sheet for your records.

If you agree to take part you will also be asked whether you are happy to be contacted about participation in future research. This will include being contacted to take part in some small-scale focus groups to help us design and test the tools that will be developed for this project. If you agree to be contacted you will be asked to supply an email address. Please note that this will be stored separately from your survey responses to maintain anonymity. Your participation in this survey will not be affected should you choose not to be re-contacted.

It is up to you to decide whether to take part or not.  If you decide to take part you are still free to leave any questions blank or withdraw at any time and without giving a reason. However, as participation is anonymous it will not be possible for us to withdraw your data once you have submitted your survey.

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