Data Protection


The terms and conditions of training grants announced by AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, MRC, NERC and STFC place a responsibility on universities to provide information about students and their projects. The Research Councils will use information provided about students and supervisors for monitoring purposes and policy studies in relation to the Research Councils' involvement in postgraduate training, including statistical analyses in relation to the evaluation of research and the study of trends.  

Information may also be used to contact Research Council-funded students.

To meet the Research Councils' obligations for public accountability and the dissemination of information, details of training and research grants may also be made available on the Research Councils' Gateway to Research, the Research Councils' web sites and other publicly available databases, and in reports, documents and mailing lists.

The following information about training grants and funded students may routinely be made publicly available:

Information may be retained, after completion of the Masters or PhD, for policy studies involving analyses of trends in postgraduate training and reporting on these to government bodies such as DBIS. Students should always have been informed that the university is passing personal details on to AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, MRC, NERC or STFC for the above purposes.