FAQ: How can I be sure that my research does not contravene Data protection law?
JISC Legal have just published a useful set of questions and answers on Data Protection and research data. Beginning with “What is ‘personal data’?”, the 24 questions cover topics such as “What are the basic rules for processing ‘personal data’?”, “What is a Subject Access Request?” and “Can I store my data in the Cloud?”.
If you are working with any type of personal data then these Q&As could be worth a look.
Venue: Walton Hall, Open University
Friday 27th September 2013
Working in partnership AREC and HRA
This workshop is particularly suitable for students, or anyone making applications for review to an NHS REC. A step by step guide on how to make the application and a look at what can be done to facilitate better applications.
News on data sharing and consent practices:
Across the UK, there is much interest in linking social science studies and surveys to respondents’ routine administrative records, which are generally held by government departments. Such linkage improves the power and utility of research data by including new information that may not be easily obtained and reduces the costs, time and resources necessary to collect such additional data using traditional methods. Typically, consent requests are made to link to a person’s health, education and economic routine records.
The ADLS has recently reviewed the existing consent practices used by some of the major social science studies and surveys in the UK. Read the rest of this entry