b. Sharing with third parties

Research data may only be shared with an external commercial party if the study subjects have provided informed consent for this. You should not hand over exclusive rights to reuse or publish your research data to commercial publishers or agents without retaining the rights to make the data openly available for reuse.

Frequently Asked Questions

The captured data from one or more sources are made available in a research environment.

The research environment is well defined in terms of:

  • purpose;
  • consent;
  • ownership and governance;
  • infrastructure and architecture (e.g., a distributed virtual research environment).

and argued with respect to:

  • fit for purpose;
  • level of data sensitivity;
  • level of completeness;
  • level of security.

Level 5 - Extremely sensitive information about individually identifiable people

Level 4 - Very sensitive information about individually identifiable people

Level 3 - Sensitive information about individually identifiable people

Level 2 - Benign information about individually identifiable people

Level 1 - De-identified research information about people and other non-confidential research information