Protecting your data is important to us. Below you can find the minimum requirements for researchers, so you know your data is safe.
When you take part in a study, you will be asked to read an information sheet and sign an informed consent form. This is to make sure that you understand the research you are taking part in. If there is anything in your information sheet or consent form that you do not understand or do not agree to, you should discuss this with the researcher. Keep in mind that you are under no obligation to take part in this research, even when you have already agreed to take part.
Data Protection and GDPR
The General Data Protection Regulation came into force in 2018 and remains in force following the UK departure from the European Union. All data gathered and processed at UCL complies with the GDPR requirements. More information is available at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/data-protection/ , and a concise description of your rights is available at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/srs/compliance/data-protection/about-gdpr . Since the type of personal data may differ depending on the type of research you take part in, please ask the researcher if you have any queries regarding data protection.
Subject Access Request
Under GDPR, all participants taking part in research at UCL are entitled to submit a subject access request (SAR), giving them access to any of their personal data held by UCL. In the first instance (if you only wish to know abotu the data gathered in a particular experiment) it may be easiest to contact the researcher via email requesting this information, but if you wish to make a formal request, more information is available on the UCL webpage for SARs.