About the survey

This survey is part of an ongoing research project at Queen Mary University of London that investigates the use of new technologies for in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment. For more information about the project please see here.

This survey focuses specifically on the experiences of IVF patients in England and their perspectives on the treatment options available to them. The survey is tailored specifically to IVF patients, not those undertaking other fertility procedures such as intrauterine insemination (IUI).

You are eligible to take part if you are a patient or the partner of a patient who:

  • Has had IVF in the past
  • Is currently undergoing IVF
  • Is preparing for or planning to have IVF in the future

If you agree to take part in the survey you will be asked a series of questions about your or your partner's treatment. At the end you will be asked if you would be interested in taking part in further research. This final step is optional.

Confidentiality and data access

All information provided by you will be kept strictly confidential at all times.

Queen Mary University of London is the sponsor for this study based in England. We will be using information from you in order to undertake this study and will act as the data controller for this study. This means that we are responsible for looking after your information and using it properly. Queen Mary University of London will keep identifiable information about you for up to three years after the end of the study.

Your rights to access, change or move your information are limited, as we need to manage your information in specific ways in order for the research to be reliable and accurate. If you withdraw from the study, we will keep the information about you that we have already obtained. To safeguard your rights, we will use the minimum personally-identifiable information possible. You can find out more about how we use your information at http://www.jrmo.org.uk/