Ethics

PURPOSE OF WEBSITE
I created this website to document my PhD experience and share my insights about ‘Legal Highs’ and the market in which they exist. I have been interested in this market (including the products and consumers) since I began my research career in 2013. Having the opportunity to share my thoughts with you will be very helpful for my research – especially if you leave your thoughts in the comments or in a message to me.

YOUR COMMENTS
This website (and blog) was primarily created for research purposes. If you would like to interact with me (or leave comments) on this page and would like your comments to NOT be used in my research, please let me know.

CONFIDENTIALITY AND PRIVACY 
Your information (name and contact details) will be viewed solely by me and my research team. This website has been set up so pseudonyms can be chosen by you upon leaving a comment. All data collected from you will be de-identified (your real name or any details that make you recognisable will be removed). Your real name and information will not be used in any writing I produce. If names are needed, pseudonyms (code names) that do not allow you to be identified or recognised will be used. As this is a public website, however, your comments may be traceable if they are typed into a search engine. For this reason, any comments used in my study will be presented verbatim (word for word) and in context so as not to misrepresent you or the original post.

QUESTIONS/INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PROJECT
Please do not hesitate to message me if you have any comments, issues or queries.

CONCERNS/COMPLAINTS REGARDING THE CONDUCT OF THE PROJECT 
This project adheres to the guidelines of the ethical review process of The University of Queensland. Whilst you are free to discuss this study with me, you may contact the University’s Ethics Officer on +617 3365 3924 if you wish to.