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Office of Intercollegiate Services


In response to common data protection queries sent to the statutory Data Protection Officer, the OIS Data Protection team drafts good practice notes and guidance papers, as well as related templates or exemplars, that will be made available on this page for ease of access. Please send any suggestions for future topics to:

Current Good Practice Notes:

Personal data in the context of research:

The University has published detailed guidance to researchers on processing personal data for academic research purposes.


External Resources

The Information Commissioner's Officer (ICO) reviews its guidance on data protection legislation and other privacy laws regularly. These guides and a raft of resources and support materials are available on their website: 


Historic Documents

Below are earlier guidance and templates created by the Office of Intercollegiate Services that may be of continued interest to Colleges.

 Colleges are reminded that these documents are no longer updated and are archived here for historical, reference purposes.