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EEVi- Evaluating the Effectiveness of Visualisation in Cyber-Security

Participant Information Sheet

Ethics reference number:  ERGO/FPSE/23974

Version: 1

Dated: 2016-11-07

Study Title: EEVi- Effective Evaluation for Visualisation in Cyber-Security

Investigator: Aneesha Sethi <>

Please read this information carefully before deciding to take part in this research. If you are happy to participate you will be asked to sign a consent form.

Your participation is completely voluntary.

What is the research about? 
This research is for my PhD Project. I have created a framework to determine and create effective visualisation in Cyber Security. By the means of this survey I wish to see what your opinions are about the framework and resultant analysis.

Why have I been chosen? 
You have been approached because of your experience in cyber security.

What will happen to me if I take part? 
If you decide to take part in this research you will spend about 30 minutes for completing the questionnaire or answering the questions in an interview format.

Are there any benefits in my taking part? 
Participants will not be directly benefited by taking part in this research project.

Are there any risks involved? 
No risks are involved in this research.

Will my data be confidential? 
All data collected will be anonymous, if the participant wants and used only for the purposes of this study. It will be held on a password protected computer so nobody except the researcher has access to it. The collection of data complies with the University of Southampton policy under the Data Protection Act.

What happens if I change my mind? 
You have the right to withdraw at any time and for any reason without your legal rights being affected.

What happens if something goes wrong?
Should you have any concern or complaint, contact me if possible (Aneesha Sethi,, otherwise please contact my supervisor Dr. Gary Wills ( You can also contact the FPSE Office ( or any other authoritative body such as the Research Integrity & Governance Team (

Data Protection
I understand that information collected about me during my participation in this study is completely anonymous and will be stored on a password protected computer and that this information will only be used for the purpose of this study. All files containing any personal data will be made anonymous.