Clinical, Medical and Human Physiology Research Participant Privacy Notice

   
   

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Why we collect your personal data

We collect personal data under the terms of the University’s Royal Charter in our capacity as a teaching and research body to advance education and learning. Specific purposes for data collection on this occasion are clinical or medical (which means research into treating, diagnosing or alleviating the symptoms of disease) or physiology (which means understanding how the body works, whether in a healthy state or while unwell).

Legal basis for processing your personal data under GDPR

The legal basis for processing your personal data on this occasion under Article 6(1e) of the General Data Protection Regulations "processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest".

Special category personal data

In addition to the legal basis for processing your personal data, the University must meet a further basis when processing any special category data, including: personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, and the processing of genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation.

The basis for processing your sensitive personal data on this occasion is Article 9(2j) "processing is necessary for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes".

How long we keep your data

The University may store your data for up to a period of no less than 7 years after the research project finishes and is published. The researchers who gathered or processed the data may also store the data indefinitely and reuse it in future research. You will not be identifiable in data used in this way. Measures to safeguard your identity in stored data include encryption, pseudonymisation and full anonymization, whichever is applicable to the particular research study

Who we share your data with

Extracts of your data about you may be disclosed in published works that are posted online for use by the scientific community. Your data may also be stored indefinitely on external data repositories (for example, the UK Data Archive) and be further processed for archiving purposes in the public interest, or for historical, scientific or statistical purposes. It may also move with the researcher who collected your data to another institution in the future.

Transfers of your data outside Europe

If data is transferred out of the European Union we will endeavour to only transfer to countries who are on the EU list of adequate countries  or to apply adequate safeguards as stated above to protect your privacy.

We will keep this privacy notice under regular review and we will place any updates on this web page. This privacy notice was last updated on 4 June 2018.

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