From October to December 2018, the Faculty of Medicine will be running information and Q&A sessions for staff to accompany the launch of the Faculty’s new Codes of Practice for information governance and for handling health and social care research data.
These new codes of practice will provide practical guidance, processes and advice on how to comply with current key data legislation (GDPR) and to implement the College’s associated policies within the Faculty of Medicine setting.
The sessions will also introduce the new Faculty Research Data Privacy Impact Assessment (RDPIA) tool, which has been developed by this Faculty to help staff both register and risk assess research projects and datasets which process personal data related to health and social care. The tool will help you understand where there may be specific risks associated with your project or datasets that require action, and will put you in touch with Faculty and College officers who can advise you on how to address these issues and mitigate risks.
The sessions will provide information on where, when and how to obtain help and advice when planning, managing and ending activities which involve use of personal data. They will be relevant to all staff (including honorary staff) and PhD students in the Faculty. It will be of particular relevance to PIs, departmental, division and sectional academic and administrative management leads, departmental Data Protection Coordinators, IT and systems managers for research information assets.
Information will also be provided on how Faculty members can develop their knowledge in this important area and get more involved in supporting data protection within the Faculty.
The sessions will be informal with an opportunity for Q&A. The Faculty will be seeking to continually improve practical support for staff in this important and complex area, and your feedback at the sessions will be invaluable to prioritising future development.
The sessions will be timed to follow on from the Faculty Staff Roadshows (log-in required) and more information on exact timings will be publicised in due course.