By sharing knowledge and experience with researchers at Aalborg University, the members of VILA aim to guide researchers in their visual data collection process. As a result, we have developed tools for you to use in your data collection- and analysis. 


There are many sources of information about GDPR and informed consent, but it can be challenging to figure out what information is relevant for your research project. It is of high importance to consult the information regarding GDPR at your local institution - as specific rules and circumstances may apply. To make it more tangible for you, we have found a few examples of how to follow the GDPR regulations when developing a form for informed consent when collecting audio-visual data. For general information about the rules of GDPR, we recommend that you read the following:

General information on protecting private data (AAU).


If you feel most comfortable using a template, both Aarhus University (AU) and Aalborg University have examples that you can follow. AU has developed both a standard and an extended consent template:


University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and Copenhagen University (KU) both have descriptions and guides to develop a consent form. These you can find here:


If you are interested in developing your very own form, we recommend that you go to Dariah and follow their instructions and develop a personalized consent formula. 


We have also developed a danish and english consent form generator, which you can access here: 

Relevant literature for collecting video data

Embarking on what sometimes seems like a never-ending literature search can be very timeconsuming - which is why we have done it for you. Below you will find a (not exhaustive) list of relevant literature when collecting video data.

The list contains both Danish- and English books and articles that might be relevant for you as a researcher, and is based on what the members of VILA have found useful and interesting. 

You can find the list here.