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“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 healthcare research, enforcing standards based on 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 future years.
All research staff are invited to the Information Governance Service Launch on Thursday 5th September 2013, from 13.00pm to 15.00pm in Room G01 Central House. The event will provide clear guidance on Information Governance responsibilities and controls, how these affect research activities and how the Information Governance framework can help researchers meet their legal obligations. After the presentation refreshments will provided and attendees will have an opportunity to meet the team and speak to them about any specific issues.
This event is aimed at anybody handling personally 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.
If you are unable to attend this event, or would like more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org