Funding for this research was provided by:
Public Health Research Programme (10/3002/09)
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Compliance with Ethical Standards
: HS reports that his department has previously received funding from the alcohol industry (indirectly via the industry-funded Drinkaware) for unrelated primary research. DF reports that his department has previously received funding from the alcohol industry for unrelated prevention programme training work. AP reports that his department has previously received funding from the European Foundation of Alcohol Research (ERAB) in relation to the development of statistical models for longitudinal data. The sponsor university (Liverpool John Moores University) received and administered a payment from the alcohol industry (Diageo) for the printing of pupil workbooks in the Glasgow trial site.
: The research was approved by Liverpool John Moores University Research Ethics Committee (reference number 11/HEA/097). All procedures performed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional research committee, and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.
: Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study. Opt-in consent was obtained from school head-teachers/principals prior to randomisation of the school to either intervention or control. For data collection from students within schools, the research ethics committee required opt-out consent (i.e. parent(s)/carer(s) were fully informed about the research requirements and could communicate a refusal for their child to participate). Students could also refuse to participate at the time of data collection.