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Research Ethics Ref: 282-1904 

General Information

Thank you for your interest in taking part in this questionnaire/online survey.  You have been invited to take part in this research because you are over 18 years of age, and identify as minor attracted, or paedophilic, in your sexual preference. Please read through this information before agreeing to participate.

This study is being done by Harriet Dymond, a trainee Forensic Psychologist, and Dr Simon Duff, from the University of Nottingham.   We are investigating self-acceptance within the minor attracted community.

It should take you between 30 and 45 minutes to complete.  No background knowledge is required. The data you provide is for academic purposes only, to be used in a Doctorate thesis and maybe later publication in an academic journal.

How will your data be used?

Your answers will be completely anonymous and we will use all reasonable endeavours to keep them confidential by not asking for any personal/identifiable information in the ‘demographic’ section of the survey.  Your participation in this study is entirely voluntary. You can withdraw at any point during the questionnaire for any reason, before submitting your answers by closing the browser.  The data will only be uploaded on completion of the questionnaire by clicking the SUBMIT button at the end.  

Your data will be stored in a password-protected file and may be used in academic publications.  Your IP address will not be stored.  

Who will have access to your data?

The University of Nottingham is the data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection.  Your data may be shared with other academics upon thesis publication, but your identity will remain strictly anonymous.

What if there is a problem?

We believe there are no known risks associated with this research study; however, however should you experience anything emotionally distressing during the study, which may be considered a risk to your well-being, you are welcome to terminate your involvement at any time and contact the researchers to be directed to appropriate support

We will do everything possible to ensure your answers in this study will remain anonymous.  We will minimize any risks by keeping the recorded data in encrypted files, accessible only by the researchers. Raw data will be kept in an encrypted file/secure filing cabinet for a minimum period of 7 years. The results of the study may be published in scientific journals and presented at scientific conferences.  The data will be reported anonymously, with any identifying information removed.

If you have any questions about this project, you may contact the Lead Researcher, Harriet Dymond ( or the Research Supervisor, Dr Simon Duff (

If you remain unhappy following correspondence with the aforementioned and wish to complain formally, you can do this by contacting the FMHS Research Ethics Committee Administrator, Faculty Hub, Medicine and Health Sciences, E41, E Floor, Medical School, Queen’s Medical Centre Campus, Nottingham University Hospitals, Nottingham, NG7 2UH or via E-mail:

This study has been reviewed and given a favourable opinion by the University of Nottingham, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences Research Ethics Committee [282-1904].

I have read and understood the above information and consent form, I confirm that I am 18 years old or older and by clicking the NEXT button to begin the online questionnaire,  I indicate my willingness to voluntarily take part in the study.


NB: Throughout the following questions the term ‘minor attracted’ is used to describe someone attracted to children, and ‘minor attracted person’ may be shortened to ‘MAPs’.