OPINION1 July 2020

Protecting the vulnerable

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Julie Corney, standards and compliance manager at MRS, writes about protections for interviewing vulnerable people. 

In January 2016, MRS produced a best-practice guide and checklist to help practitioners identify, understand and respond to research-participant vulnerabilities effectively and consistently.

Since the Data Protection Act 2018 was introduced – which emphasises showing accountability throughout the ...