Your privacy is very important to the Researcher.

All questionnaires will be housed on the University owned and approved data collection site, RedCap. Please note the DirectVoice.Sydney link is only a shortened URL link that directs you to the RedCap platform, there is nothing actually hosted at the branded domain name.

Your student ID is required so that your current HDR status at USyd can be verified by the HDR Administration Center. The only information that will be provided to the HDR-AC is a list of student numbers and matching record numbers, they will have no other identifying information about any participants.

The UE-RE will not receive any identifying data and will only receive aggregated data.

Your email address and name is required by the researcher to be able to track the study and invite you to each successive feedback event and the final questionnaire. This information will not be shared with anyone else.

All responses from HDR students will be de-identified when being presented to the UE-RE committee and in any published work. Only the researcher and her supervisors will have access to identifying data.

By submitting the questionnaire you are providing your consent to the terms listed in the Participant Information Statement and you are agreeing to the researcher collecting demographic information about you for the purposes of this research study. Your information will only be used for the purposes outlined in this Participant Information Statement. Your information will be stored securely and your identity/information will be kept strictly confidential, except as required by law. Study findings may be published, but you will not be individually identified in these publications.

  • Information may only be discussed with the supervisors of the research; as Chief Investigators to the study, supervisors also guarantee your privacy in accordance with the University of Sydney Research Data Management Policy 2014 and the Research Data Management Procedures 2015.
  • An open, shared database will NOT be created.
  • All data will be stored on the secure Research Data Storage space to which only the researcher has access. This data will be kept for five years then destroyed.
  • You will be de-identified in reports to the UE-RE committee and in any published work.


We will keep the information we collect for this study, and we may use it in future projects within the next five years. By providing your consent you are allowing us to use your information in future projects, if these are conducted by the researcher before 2021. We don’t know at this stage what these other projects will involve. We will seek ethical approval before using the information in these future projects.

To view the entire Participant Information Statement, you may download this PDF Participant Info Statement Direct Voice (may 2017)