Fresh Sources

Direct to Source - Terms and Conditions

Basic Terms

By submitting audio content via this website you agree to allow the Source FM to edit and broadcast that audio content for inclusion in a show. You retain the copyright. You can download your recording (in Webm format) using the link which will appear when using the form. If you change your mind and no longer want us to use your recording you can contact us at the source and we will delete your recording. We retain no information on you. You have the right to remain anonymous. Email addresses are optional and will only be used to send you a confirmation of receipt of your recording.

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Participant Information Sheet

Fresh Sources: Broadening Participation in Community Radio

You are being invited to take part in a research study. Before you decide, it is important for you to understand why the research is being done and what it will involve. Please take time to read the following information carefully and discuss it with others if you wish. Please contact me if there is anything that is not clear or if you would like more information. Take time to decide whether or not you wish to take part.

What is the purpose of this study?

The purpose of this study is to provide useful information for community radio stations about ways in which they can encourage participation from members of currently under-represented groups. To do so I will be collaborating with people from groups including the over 60s, people in rural areas, women and people with disabilities in order to make radio/broadcast content.

Why have you been chosen?

You have been chosen to take part in this study because you accessed the Direct to Source website.

Do I have to take part?

It is up to you to decide whether or not to take part. If you decide to take part you are still free to withdraw at any time without giving a reason.

What will happen to me if I take part?

You will send in some recorded audio.

What are the possible disadvantages and risks of taking part?

You will need to give up some time to create the audio.

What are the possible benefits of taking part?

You may find the project interesting and enjoy creating the audio. You may enjoy hearing your content used as part of a radio show. Once the study is finished it could provide information useful to other community radio stations about how to better reflect the community in the make-up of station’s volunteers.

Data Protection Privacy Notice

The data controller for this project will be University of the West of Scotland (UWS). The UWS Data Protection Office provides oversight of UWS activities involving the processing of personal data, and can be contacted at UWS’s Data Protection Officer is Andy Connor and he can also be contacted at

Your personal data will be processed for the purposes outlined in this notice. The legal basis that would be used to process your personal data will be the provision of your consent. You can provide your consent for the use of your personal data in this project by submitting audio content via the online form or email.

Your personal data will be processed so long as it is required for the research project. If we are able to anonymise or pseudonymise the personal data you provide we will undertake this, and will endeavour to minimise the processing of personal data wherever possible.

If you are concerned about how your personal data is being processed, please contact UWS in the first instance at If you remain unsatisfied, you may wish to contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Contact details, and details of data subject rights, are available on the ICO website at:

What will happen to the results of the research study?

They will form a part of an MA project and may be presented at media conferences, or used to increase participation amongst under-represented groups at other community radio stations.

Who has reviewed the study?

MCS Ethics Committee
Contact for further information

If you require any further information please contact:
Jerry Padfield
Source FM,
Tregenver Road,
TR11 2QW
Telephone: (01326) 219020
E-mail address:

Research Supervisor:
Tony Grace
University of the West of Scotland,
University Avenue,
Telephone: (01292) 886000 Extension: 6481
E-mail address: 

Thank you for taking part in this study.