Survey Information and Consent

This questionnaire is part of a research project by Queen's University Belfast in association with the Moredun Research Institute, on parasite control on sheep farms in the UK and Ireland. We would like to know what you are doing to control worms, and what you think of wormer resistance and how to deal with it.

Once you start the survey, please complete it in one go: answers will not be saved if you leave part way through. There are 20 questions and the whole thing should take you no more than 10 minutes or so to complete (on average, respondents so far have taken 7 minutes). Once you begin please complete in one sitting, as answers will not be saved if you leave part way through.

If you are prepared to share more information (still anonymously), please consider taking this survey instead, it is much more detailed and will take about an hour:
Big Worm 2021

The answers are completely anonymous, and you are under no obligation to take the survey (but thanks if you do!). Results will be used as part of current research to assess the current situation with respect to wormer resistance, and to improve guidance to help address this issue. They will not be shared with commercial companies except in published form open to everyone.

If you have any questions or concerns about this survey, please contact Laura Miskell at If you do not receive a satisfactory response, you should contact

Thank you in advance for completing this questionnaire!

Please read the consent form below and if you have any questions feel free to contact me at

1. I confirm that I have read and understand the information stated at the beginning of the survey. I have had the opportunity to email any questions before starting.

2. I understand that my participation is voluntary and I am free to withdraw at any time, without giving any reason and without my legal rights being affected.

3. I understand the study is being conducted by researchers from Queen’s University Belfast and that my personal information if offered, will be held securely on university premises and handled in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018.

4. I understand that data collected as part of this study may be looked at by authorized individuals from Queen’s University Belfast where it is relevant to my taking part in this research. I give permission for these individuals to have access to this information.

5. I agree to take part in the above study.

6. I understand that the information I provide may be published as a report. Confidentiality and anonymity will be maintained and it will not be possible to identify me from any publications.

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* 1. Do you accept the terms and conditions as stated in the consent form above?