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Data Protection

Data Protection Information

The University of Leeds is the sponsor for this study and is based in the United Kingdom. We will be using anonymised information from participants and/or their records held within the home in order to undertake this study and will act as the data controller for this study. This means that we are responsible for looking after the information and using it properly. The University of Leeds will put arrangements in place to keep the collected identifiable information about participants for 5 years after the study has finished.

Participants’ rights to access, change or move their information are limited, as we need to manage the information in specific ways in order for the research to be reliable and accurate. If a participant withdraws from the study, we will keep the information about them that we have already obtained. To safeguard participants’ rights, we will use the minimum personally-identifiable information possible.

Most of the information needed for the study will be collected electronically (secure computer system) or on paper forms and sent (usually using standard Royal Mail post but in some cases by encrypted email) to the study team at the CTRU. Each participant will be allocated a unique study number, which will be linked to the device they wear and the limited personal information we collect (age/gender/ethnicity). This unique identifier will be linked to a list held within their care home only.

Participants’ data will be entered onto a secure database held at the CTRU. All access to data and databases will be restricted just to the staff who require access to process and analyse the data.
Participants’ anonymised data may be used in future by the organisations involved in this research for evaluation, teaching and training purposes relating to the provision of NHS care and treatment and for academic and non-commercial research purposes.

How will the information be stored?

Information collected about participants will be processed by a researchers at the University of Leeds and entered and stored on CTRU systems. Limited personal information will only be accessed by the research team.

All the data collected will be securely stored for up to 5 years after the end of the study and then destroyed.

Where can you find out more about how this information is used?

You can find out more about how we use participants’ information