Sensitive data are data relating to people, rare or endangered animal or plant species, and data generated or used under a commercial research funding agreement. If you work with human participants and/or animals, make sure your research project is approved by the University Ethics Review.
Sensitive data might be shared in a de-identified form or made available under certain terms of re-use. Make sure your analysis, storage and data sharing options are covered by the consent forms signed by your participants or covered in your agreement with commercial partners.
Anonymise personal data early. The UK Data Archive provides information on tools for anonymisation and encryption.
Resources on managing personal data and anonymisation in a GDPR compliant way are available through legal services (requires staff login).
If you intend to use online questionnaires, we recommend you use the software Qualtrics which is free to use for staff and students in the College of Social Sciences and the College of Arts and Law.
IT Services provide guidance on storing sensitive data.
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