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Research Data Protection Checklist

  • Check data is accurate
  • Collect no more data than is necessary
  • Pseudonymise personal data (unless it would impair your research)
  • Keep the data for as long as necessary, as short as possible
  • Erase or rectify data without delay if requested by participant
  • Keep data secure
  • Keep records of all data collected
  • Vet any Data Processors and put binding contracts in place (Article 28 GDPR)
  • Put ‘arrangements’ in place with Joint Controllers (Article 26 GDPR)
  • Do not transfer data outside EEA without consulting the Data Protection Officer
  • Conduct a Risk Assessment
  • Conduct a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) if the research is considered high risk
  • Notify any data breaches to the DPO without undue delay