DDPO and REC Pilot

The Beaumont Hospital Deputy Data Protection Officer (DDPO) and Research Ethics Committee (REC) have been pilotting joint and parallel review of research Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs) and applications for research ethics approval.

These draft DDPO-REC Pilot Appendices (May 2021) represent knowledge gained to date.

Latest Progress on Pilot
  • The DPIA for Research and Clinical Trials was updated in August 2021 - see here
  • A Checklist for researchers to self-assess data subject rights was released in August 2021 - see here
  • Guidance for the REC on when to refer a study to the DPO was finalised in September 2021 - see When should BH REC refer a study?
  • and:
  • 'Step by Step Guides' for Researchers are currently under development (September 2021) - see here

Ultimate responsibility for completion of the DPIA rests with the researcher who needs to retain and maintain a copy of the most up to date DPIA and make available to the DDPO, DPO or Data Protection Commission (DPC) on request.

GDPR allows Data Protection Officers to provide advice and feedback on DPIAs where this is requested.