CTRU Comprehensive Privacy Guide

This information is for people taking part, or thinking of taking part, in a study run by the Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU) at University of Leeds.

The information on these webpages is also available to download as a leaflet, either in standard size print (PDF, Word) or large text (PDF, Word)

A Comprehensive Guide to How We Will Use Your Information

If you agree to take part in a research study run by the CTRU, we will need to collect and use some information about you. Before you join one of our studies, you will be given a ‘patient information sheet’, explaining what the research is about, and also what information about you will need to be collected and used, if you agree to take part.

We hope that the patient information sheet answered most of your questions, but if it didn’t, these webpages go into detail about how and why we use people’s information in our studies. This content has been written with the help of patients and the public to help make sure it is clear and accessible. You do not have to read it before joining one of our studies, but you might want to look at specific sections if you have particular concerns.

You can look through all the detail if you like, or go to areas you are particularly interested in. Some parts may not apply to a specific study you are participating in, so you should look back at your patient information sheet to see exactly what applies. Your study doctor or nurse can provide another copy of that if you no longer have it.

If you still have queries that cannot be answered by these webpages or talking to your study doctor or nurse, go to section 9 to see who you can contact. You can see more general information from the NHS about how people’s information is used in research at: https://www.hra.nhs.uk/information-about-patients/.

Whenever these webpages say ‘we’ or ‘us’, it means the study team based at the Clinical Trials Research Unit in the Leeds Institute of Clinical Trials Research, University of Leeds.

This webpage was last updated on 04/08/2020. This describes how we use your information in our studies in general. If any details are different to what is in a patient information sheet you have received for a study, it is the patient information sheet which is correct.