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Research, GDPR and confidentiality – what you need to know


This session will last three hours and will cover many of the practical aspects of information law likely to be encountered by health and social care researchers in the UK.

It will comprise a series of short didactic sessions, intermixed with workshop activities to help consolidate learning. All workshops will be based on ‘real-life’ examples.  Workshops will be tailored to ensure relevance to different audiences.

Target Audience

Any researcher or research support staff who collects, manages, handles or accesses information about people to support research activities.

It will also be relevant to research managers and governance staff that are involved in reviewing, approving or managing research projects. 


Alex Bailey


*There are a limited number of fully-funded places available on this course for University of Edinburgh (UoE) and NHS Lothian (NHSL) staff and students. To be eligible for one of the funded places, you must provide an active UoE or NHSL email addressTerms and Conditions apply.

*** Note - we offer a £20 discount on course fees if paying by debit/credit card - see below rates***


Rate (card)

Rate (invoice/UoE internal transfer)

Fully funded place (see eligibility above)*



Student (matriculation details required)









There is a cancellation date of 21/02/2024. If you cancel after this date, you will still be charged. 

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