Example Documents

Example Documents

Each project is different and so the documentation required for different projects is different too.  Below you will find some examples of study documentation, which you may use as a guide when producing your own.

General Tips

  • Use simple words and sentences.
  • Ensure the information is easy to follow - consider how you format the text and whether to use flowcharts/diagrams.
  • Ask rather than demand.  
  • Avoid using jargon.  
  • Use the active (not passive) voice, e.g. 'We invite you...' instead of 'You are invited to...'
  • Tailor your material to the audience, e.g. consent forms for preschool children will be different to those for young adults.
  • For guidance on writing a good lay summary, see VoiceNorth's short video: Bitesize Training - How to Write a Good Lay Summary. 

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