The Research Design Service Yorkshire and the Humber (RDS YH) is funded by the NIHR to provide research design advice in health and social care research.

The RDS YH complies fully with the Data Protection Act 1998.

When you contact us we will ask you for your contact details, which include your name and a method of contact such as your address. This personally identifiable information is stored securely by RDS YH and only members of RDS YH staff are able to access this information. No personally identifiable information provided to RDS YH will be passed on or otherwise distributed to any third party (any organisation or person outside the RDS YH by RDS YH staff except where individual consent has been sought and granted, to enable us to promote the service.

RDS YH staff may also ask you for other details which may include, for example, your occupation and the organisation at which you are employed. These details will be used for various analyses of the service and in reports to other organisations. The information presented from the analyses will be anonymous and will not be linked to any personally identifiable information.

Your contact details and information regarding your proposal are collected to facilitate our advice provision. All information that you provide us with will be treated in the strictest confidence.

If you wish to contact us to ensure that your contact details are correct and up-to-date or to ask for your contact information to be removed from our records, please contact:

Research Design Service Yorkshire and the Humber
School of Health and Related Research
University of Sheffield
Regent Court
30 Regent Street
Sheffield
S1 4DA
Tel: 0114 222 0828
E-mail: rds-yh@sheffield.ac.uk

Whilst your proposal is ‘active’ within the Research Design Service process we will regularly check your contact details are up-to-date and maintain records of your most recent details in our secure database.

Once your proposal is no longer receiving RDS support and is deemed ‘closed’ your last known contact details are kept as a historical record of the proposal at the time and these details will not be shared or updated.

This Data Protection and Privacy Statement is subject to review and development any changes will only be notified on this section of our website.

Please also see our Cookie Policy.

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