In line with the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), there are certain things that we need to let you, a research participant, know about how your information will be processed. In this privacy notice, we explain the legal basis for data processing, who will have access to your personal data, how your data will be used, stored and deleted, and who you can contact with a query or a complaint.
What is the legal basis for processing my data?
The National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) is the data controller and data processor for this project. This means that we are responsible for deciding the purpose and legal basis for processing data. For this project, the legal basis for processing data is “legitimate interest”.
You can contact NatCen with any questions about the research at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who will have access to my personal data?
NatCen are carrying out this research and will have access to pupil, school and teacher information, recordings of interviews, transcripts, charted data, sample files (including contact details), survey responses and anonymised test results. All responses are anonymised before being analysed and archived.
The Yorkshire and Humber Maths hub, which is part of the Outwood Institute of Education, who developed the Same Day intervention, will also have access to school and teacher information.
McGowan Transcriptions is the transcription service we use to transcribe our interview and focus group data. They will have access to recordings and transcriptions from all interviews and focus groups. McGowan Transcriptions is on our approved supplier list and compliant with all of our information security policies.
Formara Print+ is the printing company we use to print our materials. They will have access to pupil names and also the names of schools and teachers participating in the project for printing materials. Formara Print+ is on our approved supplier list and compliant with all of our information security policies.
GL Assessment is the provider of the maths tests we are using on this project. They will have access to names of participating schools and also pupil names, date of birth and Unique Pupil Number. GL Assessment is on our approved supplier list and compliant with all of our information security policies.
How will my data be treated?
The results collected are used for research purposes only. Data gathered from interviews and surveys with teachers and also focus groups with pupils will be used to inform the process study element of the project, while pupils’ results from science tests will be used for the impact study element.
At the end of the research, all pupil data will be anonymised before being archived. All personal information, and any other data held on the project, will be securely deleted once the project is complete in April 2021.
Who can I contact with a query or a complaint?
If you have any questions about how your data will be used, please contact the NatCen’s Data Protection Officer, Emmanuel Ogungbe, at Emmanuel.Ogungbe@natcen.ac.uk.
Under GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office. Please go to www.ico.org.uk for more information.