Handling personal data

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

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. It consists of:

  • knowledge base which explains how the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, Dutch: Algemene Verordening Gegevensbescherming) applies to scientific research, including guidelines and good practices in carrying out GDPR-compliant scientific research;
  • An overview of privacy-enhancing techniques & tools and practical guidance on their implementation;
  • Use Cases in the form of research projects with privacy-related issues, for which a reusable solution (e.g., tool, workflow) is shared.

The Data Privacy Handbook is a practical guide on handling personal data in scientific research.

Check the Data Privacy Handbook here