COVID-19: Green Space, Microbes and Health Research

The effects of COVID-19 on your relationship with nature

Hi, I'm Jake Robinson, a PhD researcher at the University of Sheffield. 

The purpose of the research is to learn how the recent coronavirus outbreak (causing COVID-19) may have affected peoples’ relationship with nature (including microorganisms), and to understand nature's potential to support wellbeing.

This questionnaire will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Your participation is entirely voluntary and all responses are designed to be anonymous. 

This means that there should be no way to connect your responses with you as an identifiable individual. 
However, should you choose to include your postcode/zip code (optional), this will be used to help with data analysis and could potentially be used to identify the area in which you live.

Towards the end of the survey there are questions on perceived wellbeing and stress. 
If you feel uncomfortable with completing the questionnaire, you may stop at any point without giving a reason and your data will not be used.

By completing the questionnaire:
 - you consent to the answers you contribute being used to generate insights for my research project. 
 - you consent to allowing the fully anonymised information to be used for future publications and other scholarly means of disseminating the findings from the research project. 
 - you understand that the information acquired will be securely stored by the researchers, but that the anonymised pooled data may in future be made available to others for research purposes only. 
 - you also give permission for the anonymous pooled data to be deposited in the UK Data Service repository so they can be used for future research and learning. 
 - you are confirming you are age 18 or over.

According to data protection legislation, we are required to inform you that the legal basis we are applying in order to process your personal data is that processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest’ (Article 6(1)(e)) - Article 6 EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR).

The University of Sheffield will act as the Data Controller for this study. This means that the University is responsible for looking after your information and using it properly. 

All data will be stored and analysed on encrypted password-protected computers. This project has been ethically approved via the University of Sheffield’s Ethics Review Procedure (number 033816), as administered by the ethics committee of the Department of Landscape Architecture. 

The study is part of my PhD, which is sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).      

Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire - I appreciate your contribution to the research.

If you have any questions or complaints, or if you would like a summary of the research once it is done, 
please contact Jake Robinson by email - or Professor Anna Jorgensen