"Handle With Care....." SLMS Information Governance Roadshow.
The protocols for handling identifiable data are tightening... Researchers should be aware that they must comply with the eight principles of the Data Protection Act 1998. The Act requires appropriate information security to be in place to protect sensitive personal data. A contravention of the data protection principles can result in a penalty of up to £500,000.
As a recipient of healthcare information UCL SLMS has particular obligations to assure external organisations supplying this data and ultimately the research subjects themselves. This assurance process is known as information governance. The Health Research Authority (HRA) controls and monitors how personal data is handled for the healthcare research, enforcing standards based on the current legislation. The standards required by the HRA will ensure that UCL SLMS retains its reputation as a world class healthcare research organisation. Indeed, providing evidence of good information governance is key to the research application process and will become more crucial in the future years.
All research staff are invited to the IG Roadshow on Monday 22nd July 2013, from 12.00pm to 2.00pm in the Sir David Davies Lecture Theatre, Roberts Building (Ground Floor), Torrington Place WC1E 7JE. The Roadshow will provide clear guidance on Information Governance responsibilities and control, how these affect research activities and how the Information Governance Framework can help researchers meet their legal obligations.
This event is aimed at anybody handling personal identifiable data as part of their research.
Attendance at this event will count towards information governance training requirements, 'Introduction to Information Governance'. Attendance will be recorded on the IG training register and a certificate of attendance will be issued.
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University College London
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