The display of photographic ID will be requested before all Lab-based study participation from all participants. As it is against Lab policy for participants to create more than one research participation account, or for those under the age of 18 years to take part, the Lab team must be able to ascertain that each individual participating in our research studies is a unique individual in our database and over the age of 18 years. Your photographic ID or any personal information will never be linked with any of your study data. Participants will be required to present a form of ID that clearly displays their photograph, full name (that matches the one in their research participation account) and their date of birth, or something separate to show they are 18 years or over. Presenting a photocopy of your photographic ID will also be accepted as long as the details are clear and legible. The following types of ID can be presented:
- 18+ photo Oyster cards
- military ID
- NUS extra card
- provisional or full driver’s license
- student ID cards with photo.
If ID is sent by email and we can verify it matches the information in your research account, it will be deleted and our system updated to show that you have provided suitable ID. As we do not store the ID you provide, the Lab team may request ID on more than one occasion to verify you are a legitimate, unique participant. If your account information matches that of another participant and ID is requested, your research participation account will typically remain deactivated until photographic ID is provided. If you would prefer to come to the Lab in person to present your ID, please e-mail us to arrange a convenient time to do so. If the name in your research participation account does not match that on your form of ID, please e-mail the Lab team and we can update this information on your behalf.