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GDPR Requirements for Researchers

GDPR Requirements for Researchers (PDF) or interactive flow chart below.

Does your project involve the collecting or storing of personal data (see below definition)?

Personal data definition: Data about living people from which they can be identified. As well as data containing obvious ‘identifiers’ such as name and date of birth, this includes some genetic, biometric and online data if unique to the individual. Data that has been pseudonymised (with identifiers separated),  where the dataset and identifiers are held by the same organisation, is still personal data.

MRC, 2018

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