Start the new e-learning Privacy Basics for Researchers today and make your research privacy proof

Imagine you conduct a survey for your research. You want to ask participants several questions about themselves, so you create an informed consent form to follow the privacy regulations. Then you find out that this form does not fulfil the requirements. So, while your research project is already underway, you need to change the consent form. Urgh! That gives unclarity and more work, since you are not allowed to use the data you already collected with the ‘old’ consent form.

This and other data privacy regulations may not always be on the top of your mind when you start doing your research. Whether you are a bachelor student doing an interview, or a researcher conducting a large scale health research, you are likely aware that you need to consider privacy regulations in your research. But what are the specific things you need to organise? To get you off to a good start, we have created the e-learning module Privacy Basics for Researchers. In this module, you learn about the guidelines for handling personal data and how to put them to practice in your research project.

What you will learn

When should you deal with privacy in research? What legal basis should you use for research projects? How to store and share personal data? And how do you anonymise personal data? These are some of the questions that will be answered in the module. After completing the module, you will know about the basic principles of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and how to apply them in research practice.

Besides the e-learning module, we have developed the Data Privacy Handbook, a knowledge base about privacy in research, that you can consult whenever you need assistance with privacy in your research. And, of course, the consultants of RDM Support are there to help you with your questions concerning data privacy in your research and many other subjects related to research data and software.