Handling personal data

Check how to handle personal data before, during and after your research.

Guide to handling personal data

The Algemene Verordening Gegevensbescherming (AVG), or the General Data Protection Regulation  (GDPR), came into force on May 25 2018. The GDPR requires you as a researcher to provide clarity and transparency to data subjects about how you handle their personal data. It demands that certain safeguards and security measures be put in place to protect the privacy of data subjects. For detailed information on Privacy and Research at the UMC Utrecht visit the UMCU intranet.

Data Privacy Handbook

The Data Privacy Handbook is a knowledge base and overview of tools to learn about data privacy.

Check the Data Privacy Handbook here

Sharing of research data that relates to people can often be achieved using a combination of obtaining consent, pseudonymising data and regulating data access.

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More information

How do you set up your research legally when you are unable to get consent from your participants, for example, while working with data from social media? The manual Tactful Non-Contact Research is now available to guide you through the do's and dont's in the field of personal data and social media.