Know your legal and ethical responsibilities

How to ensure your research data management meets legal and ethical requirements, including information on GDPR.

Legal responsibilities

There are legal responsibilities to consider when creating, preserving, and sharing data. These include GDPR, Intellectual Property Rights, Copyright, Licences, and Data protection. The laws and regulations relevant to specific research areas, such as clinical trials regulations and the Human Tissues Act, also need to be observed. Some of the legislation and regulation is included on the UWE Bristol Code of Good Research Conduct. The UK Data Service provides further information on your obligations when sharing information and how to comply with GDPR.

Ethical responsibilities

The University has set in place detailed requirements and guidance in relation to research ethics. These are set out in the research ethics webpages.

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