GDPR Guidance for Participants

Posted by sam90 at Sep 04, 2018 04:15 PM |

The Leicester Clinical Trials Unit is part of the University of Leicester. Further information on the institution can be found here:

As a university we use personally-identifiable information to conduct research to improve health, care and services. As a publicly-funded organisation, we have to ensure that it is in the public interest when we use personally-identifiable information from people who have agreed to take part in research.  This means that when you agree to take part in a research study, we will use your data in the ways needed to conduct and analyse the research study. Your rights to access, change or move your information are limited, as we need to manage your information in specific ways in order for the research to be reliable and accurate. If you withdraw from the study, we will keep the information about you that we have already obtained. To safeguard your rights, we will use the minimum personally-identifiable information possible.

Health and care research should serve the public interest, which means that we have to demonstrate that our research serves the interests of society as a whole. We do this by following the UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research.

If you participate in research managed by us, we will ensure that we are transparent with you about how your data will be processed used and shared. We will also ensure that you are aware of your rights in relation to processing your data and how these may be curtailed. This will normally be part of the documentation provided prior to and during your participation in a research project.

If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer who will investigate the matter. If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data in a way that is not lawful you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

Please be aware that the Leicester Clinical Trials Unit conducts research on behalf of many institutions and therefore we may have to liaise with the organisation responsible of the research project you are participating in to address your queries. If this is the case we will inform you of this.

Our Data Protection Officer is Parmjit Gill, Information Assurance Services Manager. You can contact them via:

Information Assurance Services, University Of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE17RH.

Tel: 0116 229 7945.


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Contact Details

Leicester Clinical Trials Unit
University of Leicester
Maurice Shock Building
University Road

Tel: +44 (0)116 229 7246