An Introductory Note

Below is a list of copies of documentation submitted to Scotland A Research Ethics Committee to apply for approval to include people without capacity in research activity within Kinections.

While the submission to Scotland AREC from  the Kinections project, of which these documents formed part, was successfully approved, the research could not take place due to COVID-19 restrictions.

These copies have been provided as a sample of the required documentation, in the hope that they may be of use to other researchers working to secure ethical approval for inclusion of people without capacity.

Disclaimer: As each submission to any ethics committee is assessed on its own merits, these documents are shared as a sample only.


NHS Research Ethics Committee Form
Project Proposal
Invitation Letter
Participant Information Sheet Adults Without Capacity
Consent Form Adults Without Capacity
Flowchart for Involvement of Residents in Care Home
Social Observation Example