This project adheres to the British Sociological Association's code of ethics, and we will request your consent before you submit any personal data. The data you share will remain anonymous and only be seen by staff and volunteers of The Whistle/End Everyday Racism project.

Anonymity & Validity

You will be asked to verify your membership to the university community by providing a current @cam or @cantab email address. This is an important step in ensuring the validity of the data, but your address will not be stored and cannot be used to identify you.

An automatically-generated alias (e.g. "sandwood dune") will be sent to your @cam address, and it is this alias that you use to complete the response form. If you make a record of your alias, you can use it for future submissions, so that if you share another experience we can link them together.

If you wish, you can also download a PDF of your submission labelled only with your alias. This could be helpful if you want to keep a record of the information you have shared with this project, or use your submission as the basis of a formal report elsewhere.

Participation & Consent

Before you share your experiences, you will have the opportunity to think through the information below and decide whether to give your consent to participate.

  • Participation in this project is voluntary and you are free to stop at any time. Your report is automatically saved as you fill it in, and if you do not complete it, the data will be recorded as incomplete.
  • It is not possible to withdraw your report once you have submitted it, as we do not have any way to confirm that an alias is linked to a particular email.

You will be asked for your consent for the anonymised information to be used for academic purposes (reports, publications, presentations) as well as advocacy purposes (informing antiracist work in the University of Cambridge and beyond).

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