Faculty of Sciences

Research Ethics


Data Protection

It is important that confidential data gathered in projects is stored securely. Researchers must ensure that that they have adequate mechanisms in place.

The following links may provide helpful guidance:

IS Research Data Management

BCS ITQ Level 1 IT Security for Users (students / staff)

Marshall ACM online Data Protection and Freedom of Information training


New EU Legislation known as GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) came into force on 25 May 2018. Researchers must be compliant with this legislation. You can find guidance documents for researchers and reviewers below, as well as a link to a Univerisity-level statement that can be given to participants:

GDPR Guidance for Researchers

GDPR Procedures for REAGs

GDPR Privacy Notice - University Statement (bottom of page)





For guidance on the
application procedure,
please contact:

Daive Nacyte or
Harriette Frewin-Clarke
telephone 01227 824570

For guidance on
research ethics,
please contact:

Nicole Palmer, University
Research Ethics and
Governance Officer
telephone 01227 824797





Faculty of Sciences, Marlowe Building, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NR

Enquiries: T +44 (0)1227 827833, E stms-enquiry@kent.ac.uk

Last Updated: 05/02/2019