Ipsos MORI has been commissioned by the Scottish Government to undertake some research among the general public looking at the way personal data is collected and used by organisations for research purposes. Ipsos MORI is keen that trans people have the opportunity to take part in the research.
However, the research is not specifically about trans issues and you would not be asked to discuss your sexual orientation, gender identity or issues relating to these at the events (you should, of course, feel free to do so if you wish, however).
There is an event in Glasgow on Saturday 13th July and one in Edinburgh on Saturday 3rd August. Each event starts at 9:45 and will be finished by 3pm. As a ‘thank you’ for your time and to cover any expenses incurred, you will receive £50 at the end of the event.
The discussion event will be divided into three main sessions which will cover the way in which organisations, including the Scottish Government and the NHS, collect and use information about the population. The sessions will be relaxed and informal, they will not be ‘hard work’ and you do not have to be an ‘expert’ on anything! Refreshments and lunch will be provided.
There are a small number of places. If you think you might be able to help out, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org