Data Protection and Privacy Statement

The Research Design Service East of England (RDS EoE) is funded by the NIHR to provide research design advice in health and social care research.

The RDS East of England complies fully with the Data Protection Act 1998.

When you contact us we will ask you for your contact details, which include your name and a method of contact such as your address. This personally identifiable information is stored securely by RDS EoE and only members of RDS EoE staff are able to access this information. No personally identifiable information provided to RDS EoE will be passed on or otherwise distributed to any third party (any organisation or person outside the RDS EoE by RDS EoE staff except where individual consent has been sought and granted, to enable us to promote the service.

Your contact details and information regarding your proposal are collected to facilitate our advice provision. All information that you provide us with will be treated in the strictest confidence.

RDS EoE staff may also ask you for other details which may include, for example, your occupation and the organisation at which you are employed. These details will be used for various analyses of the service and in reports to other organisations. The information presented from the analyses will be anonymous and will not be linked to any personally identifiable information.

If you wish to contact us to ensure that your contact details are correct and up-to-date or to ask for your contact information to be removed from our records, please contact:

Central Co-ordinator
Research Design Service East of England
School of Health and Human Sciences
University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park

Tel: 01206 874856

Whilst your proposal is ‘active’ within the Research Design Service process we will regularly check your contact details are up-to-date and maintain records of your most recent details in our secure database.

Once your proposal is no longer receiving RDS support and is deemed ‘closed’ your last known contact details are kept as a historical record of the proposal at the time and these details will not be shared or updated.

This Data protection and Privacy statement is subject to review and development any changes will only be notified on this section of our website.