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SIG: Medical & Health Services

Date & Time:

17th June 2019
09:45 - 11:00


Meeting Room 2a

Since the launch of the General Data Protection Regulations in 25th May 2018, organisations were required review, and in many cases revise existing policies, procedures and guidance. One of which has been reviewing governance procedures in order to evidence Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA’s) across different research projects and across research levels.  

One notable change for researchers is the informed consent process. Now researchers are required to include privacy statements within Participant Information Sheets (PIS). Where external ethical approval is required, for example, from the Health Research Authority, privacy statement templates have been prepared for researchers. Other organisations have developed template privacy statements with their institutional Data Protection Officers. These templates are often a useful resource for researchers, and Research Managers and Administrators (RMA’s) alike. However, when these templates are not appropriate for potential participants, this can require tailored guidance from RMA’s.  

This workshop will discuss examples from practice in managing completion of PIA’s, GDPR legal bases, privacy statement requirements, and a will refer to a case study where these templates and existing procedures were too limited in scope to ensure potential participants were adequately informed.

Presented by:

Alison Lloyd - Research Ethics and Governance Manager at Manchester Metropolitan University


Theme: Special Interest Group
Level: Open to all
Date: 17th June 2019
Time: 09:45 - 11:00
Room: Meeting Room 2a