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 CREST@natcen.ac.uk.
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 British Science Association, who develop and deliver the CREST Silver Award, 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 had 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 had 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 online science tests we are using on this project. They will have access to names of participating schools. 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 will be used to inform the process study element of the project, while pupil data and test results 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 July 2019.
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.