Consent for Research
The other relevant entries in this A to Z of the DPA are Processing Personal Data, Research on Personal Data, and where the research project is collaborative with another institution the Transfer of personal data outwith the University/EEA. More stringent rules apply if sensitive personal data is involved.
The following consent statement, to be signed by each participant, should be modified to reflect the details of the particular research project:
"This data is being collected as part of a research project concerned with the ... #objective of the research# ... by the Department of ... #department or unit# ... of the University of Glasgow in collaboration with ... #external funding organisation or other University# .... The information that you supply and that may be collected as part of this research project will be entered into a filing system and will only be accessed by authorised persons of the University of Glasgow or its agents or its collaborators in this research project. The information will be retained by the University and will only be used for the purpose of (a) research, and (b) for statistical and audit purposes. By supplying such information you consent to the University storing the information for the stated purposes. The information is processed by the University in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998. "