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Data Protection Changes in 2018: what does that mean for research?


The HRA has published a suite of briefing documents that explain the legislation as it applies to health and social care research.  These documents have been prepared for the health and social care research community, supported by a UK-wide working group from a wide range of expert bodies including the Information Commissioner's Office.  They are aimed at those working in research in the NHS, universities, research council and charity institutes and commercial companies.  They do not address other functions of these organisations, such as teaching or clinical care, as the data protection requirements differ. 

The suite is primarily intended for Data Protection Officers (DPO), research managers or information governance leads / security architecture leads, or equivalent.  It may also be relevant for researchers.  Some prior knowledge of terminology is assumed.

For more details see the following link to the HRA website: